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Mika Erik Tapio Sillanpää

Recent advances of bismuth titanate based photocatalysts engineering for enhanced organic contaminates oxidation in water: A review

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  • Yassine Naciri, Jiangsu University, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Abdelghani Hsini, Universite Ibn Tofail
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  • Ayoub Ahdour, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Brahim Akhsassi, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • kamal Fritah, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Zeeshan Ajmal, China Agricultural University
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  • Ridha Djellabi, University of Milan
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  • Asmae Bouziani, Middle East Technical University
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  • Aziz Taoufyq, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Bahcine Bakiz, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Abdeljalil Benlhachemi, Universite Ibn Zohr
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  • Mika Sillanpää
  • Haitao Li, Jiangsu University

Over more than three decades, the scientific community has been contentiously interested in structuring varying photocatalytic materials with unique properties for appropriate technology transfer. Most of the existing reported photocatalysts in the literature show pros and cons by considering the type of application and working conditions. Bismuth titanate oxides (BTO) are novel photocatalysts that raised recently towards energy and environmental-related applications. Most recent advances to developing bismuth titanate-based photocatalysts for the oxidation of organic pollutants in the water phase were reviewed in this report. To counter the potential drawbacks of BTO materials, i.e., rapid recombination of photoproduced charges, and further promote the photoactivity, most reported approaches were discussed, including creating direct Z-scheme junctions, conventional heterojunctions, metal/non-metal doping, coupling with carbon materials, surface modification and construction of oxygen vacancies. In the end, the review addresses the future trends for better engineering and application of BTO based photocatalysts towards the photodegradation of organic pollutants in water under controlled lab and large scales conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134622
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

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    Research areas

  • Band gap engineering, Bismuth titanate, Promoted photooxidation, Surface engineering, Wastewater treatment

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