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Fluorophthalocyanine photodynamic water sterilization

A method of purifying or sanitizing contaminated water to be potable, by exposing the water in the presence of light, to an electrically neutral metal complex of a perfluoroalkylated fluorinated phthalocyanine photosensitizer, having only external R groups with CF bonds, preferably F64PcZn; whereby, a sufficient quantity of singlet oxygen is provided by the chemical reaction of the light and the photosensitizer to destroy the pollutants or pathogens present in the contaminated water.

Sergiu M. Gorun

Kimberly Ann Griswold

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November 6, 2015
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