A review on the potential of photocatalysis in combatting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Mohd. Nasir, Atikah and Awang, Nuha and Hubadillah, Siti Khadijah and Jaafar, Juhana and Othman, Mohd. Hafiz Dzarfan and Wan Salleh, Wan Norhayati and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2021) A review on the potential of photocatalysis in combatting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 42 . pp. 1-13. ISSN 2214-7144

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102111


Photocatalytic technology offers powerful virus disinfection in wastewater via oxidative capability with minimum harmful by-products generation. This review paper aims to provide state-of-the-art photocatalytic technology in battling transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater. Prior to that, the advantages and limitations of the existing conventional and advanced oxidation processes for virus disinfection in water systems were thoroughly examined. A wide spectrum of virus degradation by various photocatalysts was then considered to understand the potential mechanism for deactivating this deadly virus. The challenges and future perspectives were comprehensively discussed at the end of this review describing the limitations of current photocatalytic technology and suggesting a realistic outlook on advanced photocatalytic technology as a potential solution in dealing with similar upcoming pandemics. The major finding of this review including discovery of a vision on the possible photocatalytic approaches that have been proven to be outstanding against other viruses and subsequently combatting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. This review intends to deliver insightful information and discussion on the potential of photocatalysis in battling COVID-19 transmission through wastewater.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:COVID-19, Photocatalysis
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:95897
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Jun 2022 15:22
Last Modified:22 Jun 2022 15:22

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