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Title: Photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants in water: Process optimization and degradation pathways
Authors: Antoniou, Maria G. 
Zhao, Cen 
O'Shea, Kevin E. 
Zhang, Geshan 
Dionysiou, Dionysios D. 
Zhao, Chun 
Han, Changseok 
Nadagouda, Mallikarjuna N. 
Choi, Hyeok 
Fotiou, Theodora 
Triantis, Theodoros M. 
Hiskia, Anastasia 
Keywords: Photoelectrochemical splitting of water
Radiolytic oxidations
Natural organic matter
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2016
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: Photocatalysis : applications, 2016, Chapter 1, Pages 1-34
Abstract: This chapter discusses thoroughly the outcomes of the TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants of emerging concern, including manmade (insecticides, organochlorinated compounds, and antibiotics) and naturally occurring compounds (cyanotoxins and taste and odor compounds). Specifically, information is provided on the degradation of various organic contaminants in actual water samples, their corresponding reaction kinetics, the individual effects of water quality parameters (including pH, natural organic matter, and alkalinity) and nano-interfacial adsorption phenomena. Emphasis is given to the mechanisms of photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants based on their structural differences and the corresponding transformation products formed.
ISBN: 978-1-78262-709-8
Rights: © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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