Disinfection materials in health sciences

Subject description

Development and application of photocatalytic materials in health sciences (TiO2 materials, AOMs, disinfection procedures).

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The main objective of the course is to convey to students recent advances ob application of photocatalitic materials in health sciences.


Competences: knowledge on the transformation of organic and inorganic compounds with different chemical structure and on photocalytic processes.

Teaching and learning methods

  • lectures
  • Individual project work
  • Presentation and interpretation of results of project work to the other students in open discussion
  • Journal club – discussion of published research articles on selected topics (critical evaluation of scientific literature, presentation of the "case studies")

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

photocatalytic trasfrotmations (they understand degradation processes of pollutants in the environment with the application of semicinductors and UV irradiation), on novel analytical methods (spectroscopic, electrochemical, separation, radioanalytical, biochemical, continuous automated methods).

Basic sources and literature

A. Mills, S. K. Lee: A web-based overview of semiconductor photochemistry-based current commercial applications, Journal of Photochemistry and Biology A: Chemistry 152 (2002) 233-247

2. P.Boule, D.Bahnemann, P.Robertson, Environmental Photochemistry Part II (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry / Reactions and Processes), Springer 2010

3. A. Tiwari, Handbook of antimicrobial coatings, Elsevier 2018.

Znanstveni članki/ state of the art scientific papers

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