As the effectiveness of conventional wastewater treatment processes is increasingly challenged by the growth of industrial activities, a demand for low-cost and low-impact treatments is emerging. A possible solution is represented by systems coupling solar concentration technology with advanced oxidation processes (AOP). In this paper, a review of solar concentration technologies for wastewater remediation is presented, with a focus on photocatalyst materials used in this specific research context. Recent results, though mostly on model systems, open promising perspectives for the use of concentrated sunlight as the energy source powering AOPs. We identify (i) the development of photocatalyst materials capable of efficiently working with sunlight, and (ii) the transition to real wastewater investigation as the most critical issues to be addressed by research in the field.

Solar Concentration for Wastewaters Remediation: A Review of Materials and Technologies / Fendrich, Murilo; Quaranta, Alberto; Orlandi, Michele; Bettonte, Marco; Miotello, Antonio. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 118:(2019).

Solar Concentration for Wastewaters Remediation: A Review of Materials and Technologies

Fendrich, Murilo;Quaranta, Alberto;Orlandi, Michele;Bettonte, Marco;Miotello, Antonio
2019

Abstract

As the effectiveness of conventional wastewater treatment processes is increasingly challenged by the growth of industrial activities, a demand for low-cost and low-impact treatments is emerging. A possible solution is represented by systems coupling solar concentration technology with advanced oxidation processes (AOP). In this paper, a review of solar concentration technologies for wastewater remediation is presented, with a focus on photocatalyst materials used in this specific research context. Recent results, though mostly on model systems, open promising perspectives for the use of concentrated sunlight as the energy source powering AOPs. We identify (i) the development of photocatalyst materials capable of efficiently working with sunlight, and (ii) the transition to real wastewater investigation as the most critical issues to be addressed by research in the field.
Fendrich, Murilo; Quaranta, Alberto; Orlandi, Michele; Bettonte, Marco; Miotello, Antonio
Solar Concentration for Wastewaters Remediation: A Review of Materials and Technologies / Fendrich, Murilo; Quaranta, Alberto; Orlandi, Michele; Bettonte, Marco; Miotello, Antonio. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 118:(2019).
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