Improvement in photocatalysts and photocatalytic reactors for water and wastewater treatment: A review

Document Type: Review article


Department of Chemical Technologies, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran


During recent years, many advanced oxidation techniques have been investigated for water and wastewater treatment to overcome the shortage of clean water. This review summarizes the background and principles of photocatalysis applied as an advanced oxidation technology. In particular, this paper focuses on modification of photocatalysts with various dopants as well as the novel photocatalytic reactors to improve the oxidation efficiency of the pollutants in water and wastewater.


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