Special Issue "Advances in Photocatalytic Wastewater Purification"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Katsumata Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry for Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, JAPAN
Phone: +81-59231-9425
Interests: advanced oxidation process; water purification; environmental nanotechnology; artificial photosynthesis; photocatalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many studies have been performed on the development of sustainable water treatment technologies for improving water quality. In some countries, unavailable drinking water is a serious problem because traditional drinking water treatment systems cannot remove aquatic pathogens, toxic metal ions, and industrial waste. In addition, the treatment of wastewater containing dye contaminants is a major concern around the world. A new class of treatment processes referred to as advanced oxidation processes has been developed, particularly heterogeneous photocatalysts that utilize photon energy and convert it into chemical energy, has been recognized as a strong candidate in this research area. The development of photocatalytic materials with high activity is required for advances in photocatalytic wastewater purification.

This Special Issue will focus on, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Highly efficient photocatalysts for water/wastewater purification;
  • Visible-light-driven photocatalytic process;
  • New photocatalytic mechanisms and kinetics;
  • Identification of intermediate products for photocatalytic purification process;
  • Pilot and full-scale applications.

Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Katsumata
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • photocatalytic water/wastewater treatments
  • photocatalytic processes for disinfection treatments
  • synthesis, design, and characterization of photocatalysts
  • photocatalytic kinetics and mechanisms
  • visible-light-sensitive photocatalysts
  • up-scaling applications of photocatalytic process
  • real wastewater treatments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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