Tackling Plastic Pollution with Solid-State Photocatalysis
Author: Reginald Davey
According to the authors, solid-state photocatalysis is still an understudied area of research that promises immense potential for tackling plastic pollution. However, there is an increased focus in recent years on this method. Because the issue of plastic waste has been accentuated since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, innovative solutions are vitally needed. The review aimed to provide guidelines for future researchers to achieve this. Much research has focused on the aqueous phase of photocatalysis. A major limitation of this phase is mass transfer, which hinders efficiency. Nevertheless, these studies have repod the successful photocatalytic conversion of polymeric materials to value-added products such as biofuels.