Studies on wastewater treatment using solar photocatalysis in Oman

S. Feroz, Anna Jesil, Mahad Baawain, J. P. Sarkar

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Abstract

The demand for water in Sultanate of Oman is rapidly growing due to fast urbanization as well population growth. Oman depends on ground water and its limited rainfall for around 65% of its water supplies with desalinated water making up the remaining 35%. Oman is considered to be water stress country with an average annual rainfall of 100 mm and it is also predicted that water demand exceeds renewable sources by 25% due to decline in water levels and saline intrusion in coastal aquifers. In addition to the natural water resources available much emphasis is also given for desalination, municipal and oil produced treated water for the country's requirement. Many techniques are used for treatment of pollutants in wastewater; solar photocatalysis is one such technique that is gaining popularity in the recent past. Oman is blessed with highest solar intensity in the world and hence the focus is on harnessing solar energy for various purposes including in wastewater treatment. This paper discusses the research output on the performance of solar photocatalysis wastewater treatment in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages106-109
Number of pages4
Volume535
ISBN (Print)9783038350378
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 2nd International Conference on Energy Engineering and Environment Engineering, ICEEEE 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jan 10 2014Jan 11 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume535
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2014 2nd International Conference on Energy Engineering and Environment Engineering, ICEEEE 2014
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period1/10/141/11/14

Keywords

  • Solar photocatalysis
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Feroz, S., Jesil, A., Baawain, M., & Sarkar, J. P. (2014). Studies on wastewater treatment using solar photocatalysis in Oman. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 535, pp. 106-109). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 535). Trans Tech Publications. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.535.106