Patent Number: 6,309,611

Title: Apparatus for low flux photocatalytic pollution control

Abstract: A new apparatus for design and scale-up of photocatalytic and thermocatalytic processes is disclosed. The apparatus is based on optimizing photoprocess energetics by decoupling of the process energy efficiency from the DRE for target contaminants and is applicable to both low- and high-flux photoreactor design and scale-up. The low-flux apparatus is based on the implementation of natural biopolymeric and other low-pressure drop media support for titanium dioxide and other band-gap photocatalysts and is further based on the implementation of multifunctional metal oxide aerogels and other media in conjunction with a novel rotating fluidized particle bed reactor.

Inventors: Tabatabaie-Raissi; Ali (Melbourne, FL), Muradov; Nazim Z. (Melbourne, FL), Martin; Eric (Indialantic, FL)

Assignee: University of Central Florida

International Classification: B01D 53/88 (20060101); B01J 19/12 (20060101); B01J 8/08 (20060101); B01J 19/28 (20060101); B01J 8/10 (20060101); B01J 19/00 (20060101); B01J 35/06 (20060101); B01J 35/00 (20060101); C02F 1/72 (20060101); C02F 1/38 (20060101); C02F 1/32 (20060101); B01J 21/00 (20060101); B01J 21/06 (20060101); C02F 1/02 (20060101); B01J 019/08 (); B01J 019/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018