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CHAPTER 2

Photocatalytic Removal of Metallic and Other Inorganic Pollutants

Studies on the photocatalytic transformation of inorganic species, especially metals (chromium, mercury, lead, uranium), metalloids (arsenic), and nitrate are discussed. The role of semiconductor energetics, type of radiation, interaction at the interface, and other phenomena are examined. Reductive and oxidative processes are described indicating possible mechanistic pathways and kinetic modelling. Examples given in the literature and of real applications are provided.

Print publication date: 04 Apr 2016
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-709-8
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-710-4
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-798-2
From the book series:
Energy and Environment Series