Development of a visible light active photocatalytic portable water purification unit using ZnO nanorods
2012 (English)In: Catalysis Science & Technology, ISSN 2044-4753, Vol. 2, no 5, 918-921 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A ZnO nanorods based water purification unit was designed which operates with solar energy as the source of activation. The purifier was tested on two model bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus with concentration as high as 10(10) colony forming units (CFU) per litre, which is about 10(5) times higher than the bacterial concentration in tap water. Up to 99% (0.99 x 10(10) CFU L-1) removal of viable bacterial cells was achieved under sunlight activation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 5, 918-921 p.
Chemical Sciences Nano Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174607DOI: 10.1039/c2cy20033cISI: 000302914200007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-174607DiVA: diva2:528052