An intuitively organized and incisive exploration of UV radiation and its modern applications
In Photochemical Reactors: Theory, Methods, and Applications of Ultraviolet Radiation, distinguished civil engineer and researcher Dr. Ernest R. Blatchley III delivers a comprehensive exploration of the theory, methods, and contemporary and emerging applications of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The author describes the fundamentals of the history of photochemistry and photochemical reactions before moving on to consider the dynamic behavior of UV-based reactor systems and the physical concepts that govern natural and man-made sources of UV radiation.
The book also covers the numerical and empirical methods used to evaluate photochemical kinetics, photobiological kinetics, and the dynamics of UV photoreactors. Common and emerging applications of UV radiation—like the disinfection of water, wastewater, air, and surfaces—are discussed, and UV-induced transformation processes are also explored.
Readers will also find:
Thorough introductions to methods and principles that are universal to UV processes, as well as comparisons between those processes
Critical explorations of the physics of natural and artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation
Practical discussions of modern applications of UV radiation, including the disinfection of water, air, wastewater, and surfaces, as well as the use of UV photoreactors to promote photolysis and photo-initiated, radical-mediated reactions
Perfect for UV professionals, academics, and scientists, Photochemical Reactors: Theory, Methods, and Applications of Ultraviolet Radiation will also earn a place in the libraries of professionals working in companies that manufacture UV reactors, as well as engineering consultants with a professional interest in ultraviolet radiation.