Title

Hematite-based nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs): A short review

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Volume

28

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Engineering

Funders

Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP170104264

Grant Link

http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170104264

Comments

Asif, A. H., Wang, S., & Sun, H. (2021). Hematite-based nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs): A short review. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 28, article 100447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100447

Abstract

The excessive uses of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have led to the presence of trace amount of PPCPs in water bodies. Photocatalysis can be an efficient technology for the challenging PPCPs remediation in the environment. A nontoxic and stable compound, α-Fe2O3, possesses a lower band gap and magnetism and can be a potential catalyst for photocatalytic and photochemical degradation of PPCPs. However, the application of α-Fe2O3 in photocatalysis is limited due to the faster recombination of electron–hole pairs. In recent years, numerous studies on α-Fe2O3 modification to improve its photocatalytic efficiency have been published. This article provides a brief summary and progress on α-Fe2O3 -based nanomaterials for the degradation of various PPCPs by photocatalysis and photochemical oxidation.

DOI

10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100447

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