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Chapter 1

Fundamentals

In Chapter 1 after an explanation of the properties of the semiconductor materials, the fundamentals and the kinetics of the photocatalytic processes are reported. In particular Langmuir, Freundlich and Redlich-Peterson isotherm theories that are often used to model the kinetics of heterogeneous photocatalytic reactions are described. Moreover some considerations on the light intensity dependence on the photodegradation rate are done and the most important radiation sources used to carry out the photocatalytic reactions are illustrated.

Print publication date: 24 Aug 2010
Copyright year: 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84755-870-1
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-203-1