Photocatalytic Activity Enhancement of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Degradation of Pollutants in Wastewater

  • Mohamed A. Barakat
  • Rajeev Kumar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mohamed A. Barakat, Rajeev Kumar
    Pages 1-29

About this book


In this brief, a comprehensive review of the UV/visible-TiO2 photocatalytic oxidation process is presented with an insight into the mechanisms involved, the role of titanium dioxide as a catalyst, irradiation sources, types of reactors, and a comparison between various modes of TiO2 application. An overview of the development and enhancement of the activity of TiO2 nanoparticles in photocatalysis is presented. The topics covered include a detailed look at the unique properties of the TiO2 nanoparticles and their relationship to photocatalytic properties. The utilization of the TiO2 nanoparticles as photocatalysts, in the non-doped and doped forms is also reviewed. Finally, the use of modified TiO2 nanoparticles has made a significant contribution in providing definitive mechanistic information regarding the visible light photocatalytic processes.


AOPs Photocatalysis Enhancement Photocatalysis Doping Photocatalysis Wastewater TiO2 Nanomaterials Water Pollution Wastewater Treatment Nanoparticles

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohamed A. Barakat
    • 1
  • Rajeev Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Meteorology and Environment, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia andCentral Metallurgical R&D Institute, HelwanCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Meteorology and EnvironmentKing Abdulaziz University (KAU)JeddahSaudi Arabia

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