TY - JOUR T1 - TiO2 Based Photo-Catalysis for Virus Disinfection AU - Mahmood , Aamir AU - Militky , Jiri AU - Pechočiaková , Miroslava AU - Wiener , Jakub JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 1 SP - 53 EP - 66 PY - 2021 DA - 2021/01 SN - 14 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbim00364 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/18577.html KW - Nanostructure KW - Microorganism KW - Photocatalysis KW - TiO2 KW - Heterojunction KW - Composites AB -

This review considers the current literature that is focused on the interface nanostructure/cell-wall microorganism to understand the annihilation mechanism. In this report, photocatalysis is discussed for viral disinfection including TiO2 photocatalysis and other metal-containing photocatalysis. TiObased materials and its composites, metal-TiO2 systems, TiO2 heterojunction systems with other semiconductors, and TiO2 systems with graphene and other carbonaceous materials are discussed in detail. Some practical uses of titanium dioxide for photocatalytic disinfection processes for the effective prevention/eradication of microorganisms, considering the resistance that the microorganism could develop without the appropriate regulatory aspects for human and ecosystem safety are also discussed.