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The Florida Solar Energy Center's (FSEC) research and development programs have always included environmental projects as an integral part of the energy research programs.

These web pages are intended to be a resource for both basic and detailed information on environmental technologies and their relationship to energy.

Picture of a Single unit photoreactor used for pollution control.Microorganism Control
The ability to photo-oxidize organics using titanium dioxide (TiO2) led to the idea that light-activated photocatalysts like TiO2 could kill bacteria or other dangerous pathogens in aqueous systems.
Picture of a photocatalytic reactor.Pollution Control
FSEC's pioneering research on pollutant control processes began with its hydrogen production research and solar thermal applications but has focused on two areas – photocatalytic destruction of airborne pollutants and photoytic decomposition of hydrogen sulfide.