NOVELTY – The tubular reactor has two catalysts and semiconductors. The catalysts are made of titanium dioxide and zirconium dioxide. The catalysts are deposited on a substrate and activated with artificial light from a lamp of black light. USE – Tubular reactor for heterogeneous photo catalysis of organic compounds. ADVANTAGE – The tubular reactor ensures treatment of water contaminated with organic compounds from natural sources or industrial processes and provides total mineralization of pollutants. DETAILED DESCRIPTION – An INDEPENDENT CLAIM is also included for a method for heterogeneous photo catalysis of organic compounds.
D15 (Chemical or biological treatment of water, industrial waste and sewage – including purification, sterilising or testing water, scale prevention, treatment of sewage sludge, regeneration of active carbon which has been used for water treatment and impregnating water with gas e.g. CO2, but excluding plant and anti-pollution devices (C02).); E32 (Compounds of Ti, Zr, Hf, Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Cd, Hg, Ga, In, Te, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb, Bi.); J04 (Chemical/physical processes/apparatus – including catalysis, catalysts (excluding specific e.g. enzymatic or polymerisation catalysts), colloid chemistry, laboratory apparatus and methods, testing, controlling, general encapsulation, detection and sampling (excluding clinical testing) (B01J, L).)