Application of metal oxide-based photocatalysis

Beata Bajorowicz , Marek Kobylański , Anna Malankowska , Paweł Mazierski , Joanna Nadolna , Aleksandra Pieczyńska , Adriana Zaleska-Medynska


Heterogeneous photocatalysis is a versatile, low-cost, and environmentally benign treatment technology for a host of pollutants. This chapter considers recent developments in the research and application of heterogeneous photocatalysis for (1) water treatment, (2) air depollution, (3) hydrogen production, (4) hydrocarbon generation, (5) transformation of specific compounds, and (6) applications in construction, as well as in (7) photodynamic therapy. It also deals with photoelectrocatalysts for solar energy conversion and coupling of heterogeneous photocatalysis with other Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs). Techniques in photocatalyst powder immobilization and the main factors that affect the photocatalytic process are also described. Finally, a reactor design for photocatalytic application is proposed and prospects for all processes are discussed with the goal of overcoming challenges and stimulating further research into this promising field. Different types of photoreactors are described in relation to their applications.
Author Beata Bajorowicz (FCh / DET / LPh)
Beata Bajorowicz,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Marek Kobylański (FCh / DET / LPh)
Marek Kobylański ,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Anna Malankowska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Anna Malankowska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Paweł Mazierski (FCh / DET / LPh)
Paweł Mazierski ,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Joanna Nadolna (FCh / DET / LPh)
Joanna Nadolna,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Aleksandra Pieczyńska (FCh / DET / LAOP)
Aleksandra Pieczyńska,,
- Laboratory of Advanced Oxidation Processes
, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Adriana Zaleska-Medynska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
Publication size in sheets10
Book Metal oxide-based photocatalysis: fundamentals and prospects for application, Metal Oxides, 2018, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-811634-0, [978-0-12-811633-3], 364 p.
Keywords in Englishwater treatment, air depollution hydrogen production, photodynamic therapy, hydrocarbon generation, photoelectrocatalyst, photoreactors
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 05-09-2019, MonographChapterAuthor
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