Application Photocatalysis for Treatment of Industrial Waste Water—A Short Review

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Occurrence of persistent organic compounds in industrial effluents and their efficient removal technique has emerged as a crucial problem to waste water treatment plants. This review aims to focus on the plight associated with the effluents from textile industry, agricultural and pharmaceutical effluents. The occurrence of dyes, pesticides and endocrine disrupting chemicals in aquatic ecosystems may cause chronic diseases, affect the human endocrine system and have appeared as crucial factor to consider for drinking and non-potable end uses of water. Extensive researches have been attempted to screen effective and safe method of contaminants removal by modifying conventional treatments as well as advanced processes by renowned authors. This paper aims to review different possible routes of effluent treatment emphasizing on complete mineralization of the targeted contaminants. With this purpose, a comprehensive review has been presented to deliver essential information about dealing with photocatalytic mineralization of pollutants.

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