Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering

Hardcover | May 5, 2005

byHugo de Lasa

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This is a comprehensive piece of work providing the reader a powerful resource for the design, development and performance evaluation of photocatalytic reactors. This book will be used as a reference for a graduate course in photocatalysis. It will also be valuable to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, environmental consultants or advisors, environmental auditors, engineers, technicians, scientists, governmental agencies, and environmental agencies or institutions interested in photocatalysis. This book will be a guide to the understanding of the principles and of the applications of photocatalysis technology. The book is also organized in such a manner that there is always good integration of basic principles, literature review, and applications.The main focus of this book is on the chemical reaction engineering aspects of the heterogeneous photocatalysis. Special attention is addressed to kinetic modeling, reactor irradiation, and reactor design of photochemical reactors. The book also reports an interesting review of practical applications of pollutant conversion in water and air.

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This is a comprehensive piece of work providing the reader a powerful resource for the design, development and performance evaluation of photocatalytic reactors. This book will be used as a reference for a graduate course in photocatalysis. It will also be valuable to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, environmenta...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:199 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387234500

ISBN - 13:9780387234502

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Table of Contents

Establishing Photocatalytic Kinetic Rate Equations: Basic Principles and Parameters.- Novel Photocatalytic Reactors for Water and Air Treatment.- Photo-catalysts, Radiation Sources and Auxiliary Equipment for Photocatalysis.- The Irradiation Field in Photocatalytic Reactors.- Kinetic Modeling of the Photocatalytic Reaction Network: The Parallel-Series Approximation.- The Energy Efficiency Factors in Photocatalytic Processes.- Water Decontamination of Organic Species: Modeling Reaction and Adsorption Processes.- Photocatalytic Degradation of Air Borne Pollutants.- Advances and Perpectives for Photocatalysis.