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Recent advances on modeling of solar heterogeneous photocatalytic reactors applied for degradation of pharmaceuticals and emerging organic contaminants in water

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posted on 25.05.2021, 15:37 authored by Miguel Angel Mueses, José Colina-Márquez, Fiderman Machuca-Martínez, Gianluca Li-PumaGianluca Li-Puma
A short critical review of the state-of-the-art and emerging trends on mathematical modeling of heterogeneous photocatalytic solar reactors, applied for the degradation of emerging contaminants (EC) in water, is presented. The review discusses key aspects about EC reaction kinetics, solar and artificial radiation emission models, absorption-scattering models for evaluation of the radiant field in large-scale photoreactors, and mathematical models based on solar and artificial radiation-assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis. It includes the perspectives in mathematical modeling to aid the implementation of full-scale treatment of EC in water by heterogeneous photocatalysis. The main factors that need to be further developed are: (i) the incorporation of the impact of contaminants and water matrix in the radiation and reaction kinetics models; (ii) the influence of hydrodynamics on the radiation field of the photoreactor; (iii) the optimum design criteria of photoreactors related to a wide spectrum of photocatalysts; (iv) the transient reactor models taking into account the daily and hourly fluctuations of temperature and solar irradiation; and (v) the open-access software for wider dissemination of photoreactor modeling procedures.

Funding

University of Cartagena and Modeling & Application Research Group

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Published in

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Volume

30

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100486.

Acceptance date

18/03/2021

Publication date

2021-03-29

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2452-2236

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Gianluca Li Puma. Deposit date: 25 May 2021

Article number

100486