Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Water Using Graphene Oxide Composite

Suneel Kumar, Chiaki Terashima, Akira Fujishima, Venkata Krishnan, Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu

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Developing sustainable and less-expensive technique is always challenging task in water treatment process. This chapter explores the recent development of photocatalysis technique in organic pollutant removal from the water. Particularly, advantages of graphene oxide in promoting the catalytic performance of semiconductor, metal nanoparticle and polymer based photocatalyst materials. Owing to high internal surface area and rapid electron conducting property of graphene oxide fostering as backbone scaffold for effective hetero-photocatalyst loading, and rapid photo-charge separation enables effective degradation of pollutant. This chapter summaries the recent development of graphene oxide composite (metal oxide, metal nanoparticle, metal chalcogenides, and polymers) in semiconductor photocatalysis process towards environmental remediation application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA New Generation Material Graphene
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Water Technology
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783319754840
ISBN (Print)9783319754833
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2018


  • Graphene Nanocomposite
  • Waste water
  • Water purification
  • Membrane
  • photcatalyst


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