Photocatalytic oxidation is the proceses which depends on the following criteria
- The Photocatalytic oxidation processes are gaining importance in the area of wastewater treatment.
- These processes result in complete mineralization with operation at mild conditions of temperature and pressure and
- Most importantly sunlight or near UV light can be used as a source of irradiation.
Application of Photocatalytic oxidation
Photocatalytic oxidation has been used successfully for the degradation of
- Aliphatic alcohols,
- Aliphatic carboxylic acids,
- Phenolic compounds,
- Pesticides etc.
Drawbacks of Photocatalytic oxidation
There are some drawbacks, which hamper the successful application of the Photocatalytic oxidation on an industrial scale economically.
The most important being the lack of engineering design and operation strategies for large scale operation.
Very low reaction rates of Photocatalytic oxidation process for complex effluents.