A new method for design and scale-up of photocatalytic and thermocatalytic processes is disclosed. The method is based on optimizing photoprocess energetics by decoupling of the process energy efficiency from the DRE for target contaminants. The technique is applicable to both low and high-flux photoreactor design and scale-up. The low-flux method is based on the implementation of natural biopolymeric and other low-pressure drop media support for titanium dioxide and other band-gap photocatalysts. The high-flux method is based on the implementation of multifunctional metal oxide aerogels and other media in conjunction with a novel rotating fluidized particle bed reactor.
US 6,531,035 B2
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Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
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Raissi, Ali; Martin, Eric; and Muradov, Nazim, "Apparatus and Method for Low Flux Photocatalytic Pollution Control (DIV)" (2003). UCF Patents. 28.