Beyond photocatalytic environmental remediation: Novel TiO2 materials and applications

Alexander G. Agrios, Kimberly A Gray

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7 Scopus citations


Environmental applications of photocatalysis using TiO2 have attracted an enormous amount of research interest over the last three decades [1-4]. It is well established that slurries of TiO2 illuminated with UV light can degrade to the point of mineralization almost any dissolved organic pollutant. Nevertheless, photocatalysis, particularly in aqueous media, has still not found widespread commercial implementation for environmental remediation. The main hurdle appears to be cost, which is high enough to prevent the displacement of existing and competing technologies by photocatalysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Catalysis
EditorsV. Grassian
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781420027679
ISBN (Print)9781574444629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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