A web-based overview of semiconductor photochemistry-based current commercial applications

Andrew Mills, Soo-Keun Lee

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Abstract

The major current commercial applications of semiconductor photochemistry promoted on the world wide web are reviewed. The basic principles behind the different applications are discussed, including the use of semiconductor photochemistry to: photo-mineralise organics, photo-sterilise and photo-demist. The range of companies, and their products, which utilise semiconductor photochemistry are examined and typical examples listed. An analysis of the geographical distribution of current commercial activity in this area is made. The results indicate that commercial activity in this area is growing world-wide, but is especially strong in Japan. The number and geographical distribution of patents in semiconductor photocatalysis are also commented on. The trends in the numbers of US and Japanese patents over the last 6 years are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-247
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
Volume152
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2002

Keywords

  • world wide web
  • semiconductor photochemistry
  • commercial potential

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