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Issue 5, 2012
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Development of a visible light active photocatalytic portable water purification unit using ZnO nanorods

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Abstract

A ZnO nanorods based water purification unit was designed which operates with solar energy as the source of activation. The purifier was tested on two model bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus with concentration as high as 1010 colony forming units (CFU) per litre, which is about 105 times higher than the bacterial concentration in tap water. Up to 99% (0.99 × 1010 CFU L−1) removal of viable bacterial cells was achieved under sunlight activation.

Graphical abstract: Development of a visible light active photocatalytic portable water purification unit using ZnO nanorods

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The article was received on 18 Jan 2012, accepted on 15 Feb 2012 and first published on 16 Feb 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20033C
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 918-921

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    Development of a visible light active photocatalytic portable water purification unit using ZnO nanorods

    S. Baruah, M. Jaisai and J. Dutta, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 918
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20033C

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