Water pollution caused by various agents including organic compounds is a global problem that is getting worse at an alarming rate. This project was aimed at finding a method to decontaminate water in an efficient and sustainable way by using advanced oxidation processes. The photocatalytic capacity of the different semiconductor materials in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, oxygen and visible light was evaluated, with metal-organic MOF’s performing best. Within them, the MOF based on Fe showed excellent degradation speed of Methylene blue used as a base pattern, which also permitted re-use through several consecutive cycles, thus achieving the proposed objectives.


Laura García Villagrasa

Isabel Hartgring