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Recent developments in photocatalytic degradation of pesticides and phenols in storm and wastewater effluent

Ahmed, Saber, Rasul, Mohammad G., Martens, Wayde N., & Brown, Richard J. (2010) Recent developments in photocatalytic degradation of pesticides and phenols in storm and wastewater effluent. In Proceedings of the ERE 2010 Conference : Transitions to a Sustainable Future, CSIRO Publishing, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation process offers a versatile promise in the detoxification and disinfection of wastewater containing hazardous organic compounds such as pesticides and phenolic compounds in storm and wastewater effluent. This process has gained wide attention due to its effectiveness in degrading and mineralizing the organic compounds into harmless and often useful components. To develop an efficient photocatalytic process, titanium dioxide has been actively studied in recent years due to its excellent performance as a photocatalyst under UV light irradiation. This paper aims at critically evaluating and highlighting the recent developments of the heterogeneous photocatalytic systems with a special focus on storm and wastewater treatment applications.

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ID Code: 42197
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Pesticide, Phenol, Photocatalysis, Water Purification
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030500) > Organic Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Computational Fluid Dynamics (091501)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult authors]
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2011 09:37
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 17:20

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