A Review of Photocatalytic Treatment for Various Air Pollutants

  • Reddy, P. Venkata Laxma (Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Hyun (Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Hyun (Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University)
  • Received : 2011.03.01
  • Accepted : 2011.05.27
  • Published : 2011.09.30


Photocatalysis is a photochemical catalytic reaction which is a highly promising tool for the environmental cleanup process. It is very effective in treatment of environmental pollutants by its unique redox property. It has wide applications in the treatment of atmospheric pollutants (e.g., nitrogen dioxide, trichloroethylene, volatile organics, hydrogen sulfide, benzene, etc) through oxidative removal and by disinfection (aeromicro flora). In this research, the fundamental aspects of photocatalysis are described with respect to the composition of catalysts, experimental conditions (e.g., temperature, duration, etc), and interfering factors (e.g., catalyst deactivation).



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