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dc.contributor.advisorChowdhury, MahabuburEN
dc.contributor.advisorFester, VeruschaEN
dc.contributor.authorNtiribinyange, Mary Solange
dc.descriptionThesis (MTech (Chemical Engineering))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe worldwide high demand for drinking water has led to the development of numerous advanced wastewater treatment processes. Photocatalysis has recently become an alternative and attractive technique for green energy production and environmental remediation. It is also a wastewater treatment technique which is considered reliable and is expected to provide a sustainable solution to the scarcity of clean water. In particular, heterogeneous photocatalysts based on TiO2 nanoparticles and sunlight have been proposed as a powerful technique for degradation and mineralisation of persistent organic pollutants (POP`s). Although this method seems promising, some critical challenges are still to be addressed: namely, low photoefficiencies, faster electron and hole (𝑒−⁄ℎ+) pair recombination, utilisation of UV light and catalyst removal after treatment of pollutants.en_US
dc.publisherCape Peninsula University of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectFactory and trade waste -- Biodegradationen_US
dc.subjectTextile industry -- Waste disposalen_US
dc.subjectHeterogeneous catalysisen_US
dc.titleDegradation of textile wastewater using ultra-small Β-Feooh/Tio2 heterojunction structure as a visible light photocatalysten_US

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