Special Issue "Photocatalysts for Water Treatment Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis in gaseous and liquid phases; physicochemical properties of nanostructured photocatalysts; kinetics and mechanisms of photochemical reaction; chemical engineering
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis; acido-basic and catalytic properties of mixed oxides; environmental catalytic processes
Removal of pollutants from water is one of the most important topics of our time. Water pollution significantly restricts the access of certain sections of the human population to drinking water. Immediate water pollution problems exist especially in developing countries. Recently, new types of pollutants, such as hormones, drugs, and pesticides, have gained importance as water pollutants though their removal has not yet been satisfactorily addressed. Photocatalytic processes represent one of the most practical and attractive tools for the decontamination of waste water. The photocatalytic decomposition of pollutants is attractive due to its high degradation rates, high efficiency of mineralization and, in general, nontoxicity of final products. The structural arrangement of photoreactors allowing high quantum yields for the long-time operation at a minimum cost is a particular issue.
Prof. Kamila Kočí
Prof. Libor Čapek
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- wastewater treatment
- photocatalytic processes
- photocatalytic decomposition of pollutants
- reaction mechanism and kinetics