Visible light-conducting polymer nanocomposites as efficient photocatalysts for the treatment of organic pollutants in wastewater

Nafees Ahmad, Jerry Anae, Mohammad Zain Khan, Suhail Sabir, Xiao Jin Yang, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Pablo Campo, Frederic Coulon*

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Abstract

This review compiles recent advances and challenges on photocatalytic treatment of wastewater using nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and polymer nanocomposites as photocatalyst. The review provides an overview of the fundamental principles of photocatalytic treatment along the recent advances on photocatalytic treatment, especially on the modification strategies and operational conditions to enhance treatment efficiency and removal of recalcitrant organic contaminants. The different types of photocatalysts along the key factors influencing their performance are also critically discussed and recommendations for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113362
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume295
Early online date24 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 24 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Photocatalyst
  • Organic contaminants
  • Band gap
  • Polymer nanocomposites

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