Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 359–375

The application of TiO2 photocatalysis for disinfection of water contaminated with pathogenic micro-organisms: a review

Authors

  • Cathy McCullagh
    • Centre for Research in Energy and the Environment, School of EngineeringThe Robert Gordon University
  • Jeanette M. C. Robertson
    • Centre for Research in Energy and the Environment, School of EngineeringThe Robert Gordon University
  • Detlef W. Bahnemann
    • Institut für Technische ChemieLeibniz Universität Hannover
    • Centre for Research in Energy and the Environment, School of EngineeringThe Robert Gordon University
Article

DOI: 10.1163/156856707779238775

Cite this article as:
McCullagh, C., Robertson, J.M.C., Bahnemann, D.W. et al. Res. Chem. Intermed. (2007) 33: 359. doi:10.1163/156856707779238775

Abstract

The use of semiconductor photocatalysis for treatment of water and air has been the topic of intense research activity over the past 20 years. This powerful process has also been extended to the disinfection of environments contaminated with pathogenic micro-organisms. This review summarizes recent developments concerned with the photocatalytic treatment of water contaminated with pathogenic micro-organisms presenting a potential hazard to animals and human beings.

Keywords

PhotocatalysisTiO2micro-organismpathogendisinfection

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