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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 168701, 8 pages
Review Article

Photocatalysis: Oxidative Processes in Water Treatment

Dumanskii Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

Received 30 May 2013; Revised 26 July 2013; Accepted 18 August 2013

Academic Editor: Oleksandr A. Loboda

Copyright © 2013 Roman V. Prihod'ko and Nely M. Soboleva. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The efficiency of various homogeneous and heterogeneous systems photocatalytic processes destructive oxidation of organic compounds of different classes is considered. It is shown that photocatalytic methods can significantly increase the speed and depth (up to complete mineralization) of decomposition processes of toxicants. The use of photocatalysis (PC) in the creation of low-power water treatment technologies is a promising direction in addressing environmental problems of the hydrosphere.