Photocatalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air

A new type of device that uses a combination of UV light, oxygen, flowing water, and titanium dioxide (a com-mon white pigment) is capable of removing volatile toxins from the air. This device will be investigated using a range of techniques that provide molecular insights into this process, and those insights will help in the rede-sign of the device to make it as effective as possible, in terms of energy efficiency, longevity, reusability, range of compounds removed, and speed of their removal. The partner organization will use these insights to develop a better, more efficient and marketable design.

Intern: 
Mathias Paul
Faculty Supervisor: 
J. Scott McIndoe
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British Columbia
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