Special Issue "Treatment for Industrial Organic Pollutants in Water: Application of photocatalytic technology"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Nemr
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Guest Editor
Marine Pollution Lab, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Alexandria 21556, Egypt
Interests: wastewater treatment
Dr. Mohamed Aly Hassaan
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Guest Editor
Environment Division, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Alexandria 21556, Egypt
Interests: marine pollution; chemical oceanography; wastewater treatment; advanced oxidation processes; biogas production

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photodegradation of organic pollutants in the presence of catalysts is a promising technique due to its advantage during these degradation processes in the absence of catalysts under natural surrounding conditions. This process is capable of removing a wide range of organic pollutants, such as pesticides and herbicides, and micro pollutants, such as endocrine-disrupting compounds.

This Special Issue will focus on, but is not limited to,

a new synthesis and characterization of advanced photocatalysts (hybrid materials, quantum dots, colloidal nanoparticles, doped intermediate structure materials, etc.), their applications in water/wastewater treatment and the degradation of organic pollutants.

Research papers, reviews and viewpoints dealing with the photolysis of the most common organic pollutants (dyes, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, etc.) are welcome, as are papers dealing with the removal of emerging pollutants, such as antibiotics and their antagonists.

Since one of the major issues related to the photodegradation of organic pollutants is their actual mineralization as well as the formation of byproducts that could remain harmful and/or carcinogenic, there will be a number of papers that address the mechanism of mineralization and these are expected to predict their toxicity, as with the discovery of such secondary products using HPLC/MS or GC/MS.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Nemr
Dr. Mohamed Aly Hassaan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • novel synthesis of photocatalysts
  • solar and UV photocatalysis
  • photocatalytic mechanisms and reactions
  • water/wastewater treatment
  • Fenton, Fenton-like and photo-Fenton processes
  • advanced oxidation processes
  • organic pollutants degradation
  • mineralization
  • by-products detection using HPLC/MS or GC/MS
  • photocatalysts toxicity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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