NOVELTY – System comprises electrochemical cell containing a counter electrode made of platinum, copper or other metal and a porous film of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide. The porous film is connected to a solar cell, which is connected to counter electrode. The porous film also contains surfactant. USE – System for purifying water by oxidizing organic pollutants.
J03 (Electrochemical processes and electrophoresis – including ozone production, brine electrolysis, water electrolysis, production of chemical compounds and non-metallic elements, but excluding batteries or other means of producing power and the treatment of metals (C25B).); 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.); U12 (Discrete Devices); X25 (Industrial Electric Equipment)