Photocatalytic membranes in degradation of organic molecules

Gisya Abdi (Coresponding Author), Mehdihasan I. Shekh, Jhaleh Amirian , Abdolhamid Alizadeh, Sirus Zinadini

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Heterogeneous photocatalysis is a technology widely applied to water purification and wastewater treatment under ultraviolet (UV) or even sunlight irradiation for the removal of a variety of environmental pollutants into harmless species. Application of membrane for immobilization of semiconductors and their suitability in photocatalytic degradation of dyes have recently been developed. Integration of photocatalysis with membrane processes significantly improve the membrane separation performance with reducing membrane fouling and improving permeate quality. This paper reviews recent progress in the photocatalytic membranes for wastewater treatment and water purification with an emphasis on the type of membranes, membrane fabrication, and applications in pollutant removal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotocatalysis
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Materials and Reaction Engineering
EditorsG. Sharma, A. Kumar
PublisherMaterials Research Forum LLC
ISBN (Print)978-1644901342
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Foundations


  • Semiconductors
  • Organic Pollutants
  • Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
  • Ceramic Photocatalytic Membranes
  • Polymeric Photocatalytic Membranes

Field of Science*

  • 2.10 Nano-technology
  • 2.5 Materials engineering
  • 2.7 Environmental engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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