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Solar photocatalysis: Materials, reactors, some commercial, and pre-industrialized applications. A comprehensive approach
Abstract In the future, solar energy, along with other renewable resources, could play a key role in mass production of fine chemicals. It could also potentially solve environmental problems, asExpand
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Photodegradation of naproxen and its photoproducts in aqueous solution at 254 nm: a kinetic investigation.
The kinetics of photodegradation of the non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug naproxen (+)-S-2-(6-methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)propanoic acid, an emerging organic pollutant, was studied in aqueous solutionsExpand
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Solar photo-Fenton optimization for the treatment of MWTP effluents containing emerging contaminants
Abstract Growing use of xenobiotic substances, synthetic fragrances, pesticides, drugs, and other contaminants is leading to their increasing concentrations in the aquatic environment (over 1 μg/L).Expand
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Copper modified-TiO2 catalysts for hydrogen generation through photoreforming of organics. A short review
Abstract An intense scientific activity was recorded during the last several years in the field of preparation, characterization and use of copper-based TiO 2 photocatalysts for hydrogen generationExpand
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Investigation on the removal of the major cocaine metabolite (benzoylecgonine) in water matrices by UV254/H2O2 process by using a flow microcapillary film array photoreactor as an efficient
A microcapillary film reactor (MCF) was adopted to evaluate and compare the removal efficiency of benzoylecgonine (BE), an emerging micropollutant deriving from illicit drug abuse (cocaine), inExpand
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Treatments of asbestos containing wastes.
Since the second half of the twentieth century, many studies have indicated inhalation of asbestos fibers as the main cause of deadly diseases including fibrosis and cancer. Consequently, since theExpand
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Direct photolysis of benzoylecgonine under UV irradiation at 254nm in a continuous flow microcapillary array photoreactor
Benzoylecgonine (BE) is the major metabolite of cocaine and a contaminant of emerging concern often detected in sewage treatment plant (STP) effluents and surface waters. In this study, an innovativeExpand
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Oxidation of 2,4-dichlorophenol and 3,4-dichlorophenol by means of Fe(III)-homogeneous photocatalysis and algal toxicity assessment of the treated solutions.
Chlorophenols are used worldwide as broad-spectrum biocides and fungicides. They have half-life times in water from 0.6 to 550 h and in sediments up to 1700 h and, due to their numerous origins, theyExpand
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Heavy metals retention (Pb(II), Cd(II), Ni(II)) from single and multimetal solutions by natural biosorbents from the olive oil milling operations
Abstract In the present paper, the lignocellulosic residues from the olive oil industry in South-East Italy, namely BOP (Biosorbent from Oil Production), were used as sorbents for heavy metalsExpand
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Kinetic characterization of the photosynthetic reaction centres in microalgae by means of fluorescence methodology.
The kinetic characterization of the photosynthetic activity in autotrophic microalgae plays a key role in the design of optimized photobioreactors. This paper presents a procedure to assess kineticExpand
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