Special Issue "Photocatalysis Science and Engineering in Europe"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Danae Venieri
School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece
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Interests: Monitoring of aquatic environment in terms of evaluation of microbiological quality and microbial response during disinfection processes and against pollutants. Assessment of microbiological quality of the environment (drinking water, seawater, wastewater, food) and the study of environmental microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, bacteriophages, enteric viruses) with various techniques (culture and molecular)
This Special Issue welcomes both review and original research articles on all aspects of heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis with an emphasis on fundamental and applied research implemented across Europe. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Water/wastewater treatment and disinfection;
- Air treatment;
- Green synthesis by solar photochemistry and photocatalysis;
- New materials for photochemistry and photocatalysis;
- Developments and perspectives in environmental photochemistry;
- Large scale and commercial applications;
- Experimental standardization;
- Models for photochemistry and photocatalysis;
- Process funtamentals;
- Process economics and LCA;
- Photocatalytic hybrid systems;
- Photocatalytic, photochemical and photosynthetic systems for H2 production and CO2 utilization.
Although papers should report on trends and advances in the field of photocatalysis across Europe; collaborative work between European and non-European partners is also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Dionissios Mantzavinos
Dr. Danae Venieri
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- TiO2 photocatalysis
- Solar photocatalysis
- Visible responsive semiconductors
- Photo-Fenton and alike reactions
- Pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites)
- Antibiotic resistant bacteria
- Antibiotic resistance genes
- Emerging micro-contaminants
- Pollution abatement
- Water matrix
- Photochemical AOPs
- Process coupling and synergy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Ana M. Chávez1, Ana R. Ribeiro2, Nuno F.F. Moreira2, Adrián M.T. Silva2, Ana Rey1, Pedro M. Álvarez1, Fernando J. Beltrán1*
Affiliations: 1Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Química Física, Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Agua, Cambio Climático y Sostenibilidad, Universidad de Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain.
2Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM), Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal.
Tentative abstract: Twelve contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), one herbicide (isoproturon) and eleven pharmaceutical compounds, were detected in samples of a municipal wastewater secondary effluent (WW) by means of solid phase extraction (SPE) and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). Different advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), based on the combination of ozone, UVA-LED and powdered TiO2, were investigated for their removal in semi-batch operation. In addition, TiO2 was immobilized on glass rings (P25R), characterized with different techniques (SEM, WDXRF, etc) and the experiments performed in a packed bed reactor (PBR) for continuous mode operation. Among the AOPs studied, photocatalytic ozonation (O3/LED/P25R) was found as an efficient process for the contaminants removal. On the other hand, a kinetic study was performed showing that direct ozonation is the main oxidation pathway for the removal of CECs. Nevertheless, ozone could be successfully decomposed in combination with UVA-LED and P25R, giving as a result an apparent rate constant of 3.2·10-2 s-1 higher than in the O3/LED system (10-3 s-1) or with ozone alone (8.6·10-5 s-1). Thus, hydroxyl radical reaction could prevail over direct ozone reaction for the most refractory compounds (i.e. isoproturon).