In this work, we reviewed the most significant patents of the last decade (2010–2020) in the fields of water and air photocatalytic treatment. Patents were discussed by identifying the recurrent addressed issues and presenting the proposed solutions. Adoption of TiO2 and/or modified-TiO2-based material is still the most common choice of inventors, whereas many patents focus on the design of the plants/devices to improve efficiency of photocatalytic treatment by improving light utilization and contact between the phases. The review also highlights issues deriving from specific applications and outlines future trends in the field, such as the need for standardized testing and digitalization of monitoring and control.

Photocatalytic applications in wastewater and air treatment: A patent review (2010–2020)

Muscetta M.;Russo D.
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2021

Abstract

In this work, we reviewed the most significant patents of the last decade (2010–2020) in the fields of water and air photocatalytic treatment. Patents were discussed by identifying the recurrent addressed issues and presenting the proposed solutions. Adoption of TiO2 and/or modified-TiO2-based material is still the most common choice of inventors, whereas many patents focus on the design of the plants/devices to improve efficiency of photocatalytic treatment by improving light utilization and contact between the phases. The review also highlights issues deriving from specific applications and outlines future trends in the field, such as the need for standardized testing and digitalization of monitoring and control.
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