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Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications

Detoxification and Disinfection

  • Inamuddin
  • Abdullah M. Asiri
  • Eric Lichtfouse


  • Summarizes state-of-the-art solutions for wastewater treatment through advanced oxidation processes

  • Maximizes reader insights into the role of photocatalysis for inactivation and killing of waterborne pathogens

  • Clarifies the differences and similarities between photo-degradation, sono-catalytic and photo-Fenton processes

  • Provides critical discussions on the effect of strategic catalyst modification on pollutant degradation capabilities


Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ankita Mazumder, Souptik Bhattacharya, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee
    Pages 1-33
  3. Margarita Jiménez-Tototzintle, Enrico Mendes Saggioro
    Pages 35-53
  4. Yean Ling Pang, Chin Woei Lim, Katrina Pui Yee Shak, Steven Lim, Wai Chong Cheam, Chai Hoon Koo et al.
    Pages 55-86
  5. Olga Sacco, Vincenzo Vaiano, Diana Sannino
    Pages 119-138
  6. Sankar Chakma, G. Kumaravel Dinesh, Satadru Chakraborty, Vijayanand S. Moholkar
    Pages 171-194
  7. Sze-Mun Lam, Jin-Chung Sin, Abdul Rahman Mohamed
    Pages 195-215
  8. Veronice Slusarski-Santana, Leila Denise Fiorentin-Ferrari, Mônica Lady Fiorese
    Pages 217-243
  9. Busra Balli, Aysenur Aygun, Fatih Sen
    Pages 245-265
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


This book will be a guiding path to understand the photocatalytic process and mechanism for the deterioration of heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants and pathogens from wastewater. Environmental remediation is of crucial importance in the context of human sustainability in the present and future times. The unplanned anthropogenic activities and revolutionary industrialization end up in environmental contamination with noxious organic-inorganic and biogenic pollutants. The photocatalytic disinfection and detoxification is the only solution to preserve and restore the ecological balance. The main emphasis is to explore and enhance the photocatalytic potentials of solar active-materials.


Photocatalysis Detoxification Disinfection Organic and inorganic pollutants Nanocarbons Medicinal applications Nano-photocatalysis Solar photocatalysis Wastewater Hydrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Inamuddin
    • 1
  • Abdullah M. Asiri
    • 2
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.CEREGE, CNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll FranceAix-Marseille UniversityAix-en-ProvenceFrance

About the editors

Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has published 90 research articles in international journals of repute and seventeen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published nineteen edited books with Springer, United Kingdom, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A., CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland and Materials Science Forum, U.S.A.

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