A detailed description of various mechanisms for the photocatalytic oxidation of alcohols and organochlorides in an aerated or a deaerated system is given. This description includes mechanisms of surface reactions and radical reactions based on our experimental data presented. A surface mechanism of direct oxidation of substrates in photocatalyst surfaces is proposed as a favorable pathway for photocatalytic oxidations of methanol and ethanol, also a possible pathway for chloroform, trichloroethylene (TCE) and dichloropropionic acid (DCP) in M/TiO2 aqueous slurries.
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Advanced oxidation alcohols
- Environmental technology
- Metallized TiO2
- Organic contaminant oxidation
- Photocatalytic mechanisms