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 photo-thermocatalytic reactor design and scale-up. At low irradiance levels, the method is based on the implementation of low pressure drop biopolymeric and synthetic polymeric support for titanium dioxide and other band-gap media. At high irradiance levels, the method utilizes multifunctional metal oxide aerogels and other media within a novel rotating fluidized particle bed reactor.
US 6,342,128 B1
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Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
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Muradov, Nazim; Martin, Eric; and Raissi, Ali, "Method and Apparatus for Decoupled Thermo-Photocatalytic Pollution Control" (2002). UCF Patents. 322.