Nanodiamond–TiO2 Composites for Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Authors

  • Dr. Luisa M. Pastrana-Martínez,

    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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  • Dr. Sergio Morales-Torres,

    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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  • Dr. Sónia A. C. Carabineiro,

    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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  • Dr. Josephus G. Buijnsters,

    1. Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Joaquim L. Faria,

    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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  • Prof. José L. Figueiredo,

    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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  • Dr. Adrián M. T. Silva

    Corresponding author
    1. LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
    • LCM-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal), Fax: (+351) 22-5081449
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Abstract

Invited for this month’s cover are collaborators from the University of Porto in Portugal and KU Leuven in Belgium. The image shows that nanodiamond–TiO2 composites can effectively degrade organic water pollutants by photocatalysis under ambient conditions. This process will reduce human impact on freshwater systems, thereby contributing to meet worldwide targets on water footprint reduction. Read the full text of the article at 10.1002/cplu.201300094

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