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dc.contributor.authorBallesteros Martin, María de la Menta
dc.contributor.authorBrindley Alias, Celeste Elena
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Pérez, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorFernández Ibáñez, Pilar
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T06:28:45Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T06:28:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-06
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/12118
dc.description.abstract“Ensure access to water for all”, states Goal 6 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This worldwide challenge requires identifying the best water disinfection method for each scenario. Traditional methods have limitations, which include low effectiveness towards certain pathogens and the formation of disinfection byproducts. Solar-driven methods, such as solar water disinfection (SODIS) or solar photocatalysis, are novel, effective, and financially and environmentally sustainable alternatives. We have conducted a critical study of publications in the field of water disinfection using solar energy and, hereby, present the first bibliometric analysis of scientific literature from Elsevier’s Scopus database within the last 20 years. Results show that in this area of growing interest USA, Spain, and China are the most productive countries in terms of publishing, yet Europe hosts the most highly recognized research groups, i.e., Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, and UK. We have also reviewed the journals in which researchers mostly publish and, using a systematic approach to determine the actual research trends and gaps, we have analyzed the capacity of these publications to answer key research questions, pinpointing six clusters of keywords in relation to the main research challenges, open areas, and new applications that lie ahead. Most publications focused on SODIS and photocatalytic nanomaterials, while a limited number focused on ensuring adequate water disinfection levels, testing regulated microbial indicators and emerging pathogens, and real-world applications, which include complex matrices, large scale processes, and exhaustive cost evaluation.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectdisinfectiones_ES
dc.subjectsolares_ES
dc.subjectwater recyclinges_ES
dc.subjectphotocatalysises_ES
dc.subjectpathogenses_ES
dc.subjectinactivationes_ES
dc.titleWorldwide Research Trends on Solar-Driven Water Disinfectiones_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/17/9396es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179396


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