The coupling of advanced oxidation and a membrane filtration allows at the same time the preservation of the catalyst in the reaction environment, the control of the residence time of molecules in the reactor and the implementation of a continuous process with simultaneous separation of the catalyst and products. The GPM team studies the immobilization of catalyst in or on a membrane usually used in water treatment. This technique confers particular properties of hydrophilicity to the membrane and so allows limiting its fouling. The antibacterial properties of certain catalysts are also studied to improve the performances of biological reactors.
Effect of hydrodynamics during sol–gel synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles: From morphology to photocatalytic properties, Mélisa Hatat-Fraile, Julie Mendret, Matthieu Rivallin, Stephan Brosillon, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, In Press, 2013
Hydrophilic composite membranes for simultaneous separation and photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants, Julie Mendret, Mélisa Hatat-Fraile, Matthieu Rivallin, Stephan Brosillon, Separation and Purification Technology 111, 9-19, 2013
Influence of solution pH on the performance of photocatalytic membranes during dead-end filtration, Julie Mendret, Mélisa Hatat-Fraile, Matthieu Rivallin, Stephan Brosillon, Separation and Purification Technology 118, 406-414, 2013