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Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials

Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials
New Horizons in Photocatalysis

by Xinchen Wang,Masakazu Anpo,Xianzhi Fu

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-11-29
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN : 0128190035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Photocatalytic materials can improve the efficiency and sustainability of processes and offer novel ways to address issues across a wide range of fields—from sustainable chemistry and energy production to environmental remediation. Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials provides an overview of the latest advances in this field, offering insight into the chemistry and activity of the latest generation of photocatalytic materials. After an introduction to photocatalysis and photocatalytic materials, this book goes on to outline a wide selection of photocatalytic materials, not only covering typical metal oxide photocatalysts such as TiO2 but also exploring newly developed organic semiconducting photocatalysts, such as g-C3N4. Drawing on the experience of an expert team of contributors, Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials highlights the new horizons of photocatalysis, in which photocatalytic materials will come to play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Reviews developments in both organic- and inorganic-based materials for use in photocatalysis Presents the fundamental chemistry and activity of a broad range of key photocatalytic materials, including both typical and novel materials Highlights the role photocatalytic materials can play in sustainable applications

Nanostructured Photocatalysts

Nanostructured Photocatalysts
From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation

by Rabah Boukherroub,Satishchandra B. OGALE,Neil Robertson

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2020-06-06
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 012817837X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation addresses the different properties of nanomaterials-based heterogeneous photocatalysis. Heterogeneous nanostructured photocatalysis represents an interesting and viable technique to address issues of climate change and global energy supply. Sustainable hydrogen (H2) fuel production from water via semiconductor photocatalysis, driven by solar energy, is regarded as a viable and sustainable solution to address increasing energy and environmental issues. Similarly, photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water for the production of hydrocarbons could also be a viable solution. Sections cover band gap tuning, high surface area, the short diffusion path of carriers, and more. Introduces the utilization of nanostructured materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis for hydrogen fuel production via water splitting Explains preparation techniques for different nanomaterials and hybrid nanocomposites, enabling improved sunlight absorption efficiency and enhanced charge separation Assesses the challenges that need to be addressed before this technology can be practically implemented, particularly of identifying cost-effective nanophotocatalysts

Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
A Book

by Juan M. Coronado,Fernando Fresno,María D. Hernández-Alonso,Raquel Portela

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-05-27
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1447150619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research for the development of more efficient photocatalysts has experienced an almost exponential growth since its popularization in early 1970’s. Despite the advantages of the widely used TiO2, the yield of the conversion of sun power into chemical energy that can be achieved with this material is limited prompting the research and development of a number of structural, morphological and chemical modifications of TiO2 , as well as a number of novel photocatalysts with very different composition. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a systematic account of the current understanding of the relationships between the physicochemical properties of the catalysts and photoactivity. The already long list of photocatalysts phases and their modifications is increasing day by day. By approaching this field from a material sciences angle, an integrated view allows readers to consider the diversity of photocatalysts globally and in connection with other technologies. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a valuable road-map, outlining the common principles lying behind the diversity of materials, but also delimiting the imprecise border between the contrasted results and the most speculative studies. This broad approach makes it ideal for specialist but also for engineers, researchers and students in related fields.

Photochemistry Volume 48

Photochemistry Volume 48
A Book

by Stefano Protti,Carlotta Raviola

  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 183916140X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume combines reviews on the latest advances in photochemical research with specific topical highlights in the field. Starting with periodical reports of the recent literature on organic and computational aspects including reports on computational photochemistry and chemiluminescence of biological and nanotechnological molecules, photochemistry of alkenes, dienes and polyenes, aromatic compounds and oxygen-containing functions. The final chapter of this section is a review of industrial application of photochemistry from 2014 to 2019. Coverage continues with highlighted topics, in the second part, from ruthenium-caged bioactive compounds, advances in logically and light induced systems, developments of metal-free photocatalysts, photoresponsive organophosphorus materials and applications of photo-fragmentation in synthesis, photo-click chemistry and azo-based molecular photoswitches. This volume will again include a section entitled 'SPR Lectures on Photochemistry', a collection of examples for academic readers to introduce a photochemistry topic and precious help for students in photochemistry. Providing critical analysis of the topics, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to keep up to date with the literature on photochemistry and its applications. "A certain amount of energy destroys the same amount of CO2 according to the whether it is administered continuously or intermittently. In order to rationalize this result there are two possibilities, either the destruction of CO2 further occurred in the dark periods, which would lead to the same form of energy storing form, or in the illuminated period the reaction goes at twice the rate." O. Warburg, Biochem. Z., 1919, 100, 230-270.

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials
Environment, Energy, Emerging Applications and Sustainability

by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Ajay Kumar Mishra

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2020-02-06
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0128190507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials: Environment, Energy, Emerging Applications and Sustainability provides an intriguing and useful guide to catalysis and materials. The handbook covers applications of smart photocatalytic materials for energy environmental protection and emerging fields. Also covered is the safety risk of Smart Photocatalytic Materials, commercialization, their fate and transportation in the environment, and sustainability. This volume provides a valuable roadmap, outlining common principles behind their use. Every chapter of this volume presents state-of-the-art knowledge on sustainable practices of smart photocatalytic materials (SPMs), including concepts of theory and practice. This handbook is a valued reference for both the academic and industrial researchers looking for recent developments in the field. Covers all aspects of recent developments in Environmental, Energy and Emerging applications of Smart Photocatalytic Materials Focuses on advanced applications and future research advancements of Smart Photocatalytic Materials Emphasizes the sustainability aspect of Smart Photocatalytic Materials Presents a valuable reference for researchers and students that stimulates interest in designing smart materials

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Catalysis for Remediation and Environmental Concerns

by Steven L Suib

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2013-07-17
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 0444538712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes. The various sources of environmental pollution are the theme of this volume. The volume lists all current environmentally friendly catalytic chemical processes used for environmental remediation and critically compares their economic viability. Offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas A clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case Outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Solar Photocatalysis

by Steven L Suib

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2013-07-19
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0444538739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes. The use of solar energy during various catalytic chemical processes for the production of an array of chemical products is the theme of this volume. Photocatalysis is a topic of increasing importance due to its essential role in many of today’s environmental and energy source problems. The use of solar energy for catalytic reactions results in a carbon dioxide–neutral process. All photocatalytic processes and the future developments in this area are discussed, including an economic analysis of the various processes. Offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas A clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case Outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes

Semiconductor Photocatalysis

Semiconductor Photocatalysis
Materials, Mechanisms and Applications

by Wenbin Cao

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2016-08-24
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN : 9535124846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Photocatalysis is a hot topic because it is an environmentally friendly approach toward the conversion of light energy into chemical energy at mild reaction environments. Also, it is well applied in several major areas such as water splitting, bacterial inactivation, and pollutants elimination, which is a possible solution to energy shortage and environmental issues. The fundamental knowledge and the frontier research progress in typical photocatalytic materials, such as TiO2-based and non-TiO2-based photocatalysts, are included in this book. Methods to improve the photocatalytic efficiency and to provide a hint for the rational design of the new photocatalysts are covered.

Advanced Catalytic Materials

Advanced Catalytic Materials
Photocatalysis and Other Current Trends

by Noreña Luis,Jin-An Wang

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2016-02-03
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9535122444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Todays chemical industry processes worldwide largely depend on catalytic reactions and the desirable future evolution of this industry toward more selective products, more environmentally friendly products, more energy-efficient processes, a smaller use of hazardous reagents, and a better use of raw materials also largely involves the development of better catalysts and, specifically, purposely designed catalytic materials. The careful study and development of the new-generation catalysts involve relatively large groups of specialists in universities, research centers, and industries, joining forces from different scientific and technical disciplines. This book has put together recent, state-of-the-art topics on current trends in catalytic materials and consists of 16 chapters.

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Chapter 12. Current Development of Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

by W. David Wei,Joseph S. DuChene,Brendan C. Sweeny,Jinyong Wang,Wenxin Niu

  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 2013-07-19
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0128081430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nano-Materials as Photocatalysts for Degradation of Environmental Pollutants

Nano-Materials as Photocatalysts for Degradation of Environmental Pollutants
Challenges and Possibilities

by Pardeep Singh,Anwesha Borthakur,P.K. Mishra,Dhanesh Tiwary

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-12-02
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 0128185996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nano-Materials as Photocatalysts for Degradation of Environmental Pollutants: Challenges and Possibilities contains both practical and theoretical aspects of environmental management using the processes of photodegradation and various heterogeneous catalysts. The book's main focus is on the degradation of harmful pollutants, such as petrochemicals, crude oils, dyes, xenobiotic pharmaceutical waste, endocrine disrupting compounds, and other common pollutants. Chapters incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects. This book is useful for undergraduate or university students, teachers and researchers, especially those working in areas of photocatalysis through heterogeneous catalysts. The primary audience for this book includes Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers and scientists, scholars working on the management of hazardous waste, scientists working in fields of materials science, and Civil Engineers working on wastewater treatment. Reviews recent trends in the photodegradation of organic pollutants Offers a bibliometric analysis of photocatalysis for environmental abatement Includes many degradation mechanisms of organic pollutants using various catalysts Includes examples on the degradation of organic pollutants from various sources, e.g., pharmaceuticals, dyes, pesticides, etc. Discusses the effect of nanocatalysts on soil, plants and the ecosystem

Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation

Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation
A Book

by Alagarsamy Pandikumar,Kandasamy Jothivenkatachalam

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2019-07-11
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 1119529840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive volume on photocatalytic functional materials for environmental remediation As the need for removing large amounts of pollution and contamination in air, soil, and water grows, emerging technologies in the field of environmental remediation are of increasing importance. The use of photocatalysis—a green technology with enormous potential to resolve the issues related to environmental pollution—breaks down toxic organic compounds to mineralized products such as carbon dioxide and water. Due to their high performance, ease of fabrication, long-term stability, and low manufacturing costs, photofunctional materials constructed from nanocomposite materials hold great potential for environmental remediation. Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation examines the development of high performance photofunctional materials for the treatment of environmental pollutants. This timely volume assembles and reviews a broad range of ideas from leading experts in fields of chemistry, physics, nanotechnology, materials science, and engineering. Precise, up-to-date chapters cover both the fundamentals and applications of photocatalytic functional materials. Semiconductor-metal nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides, metal-organic frameworks, polymer nanocomposites, and other photofunctional materials are examined in applications such as carbon dioxide reduction and organic pollutant degradation. Providing interdisciplinary focus to green technology materials for the treatment of environmental pollutants, this important work: Provides comprehensive coverage of various photocatalytic materials for environmental remediation useful for researchers and developers Encompasses both fundamental concepts and applied technology in the field Focuses on novel design and application of photocatalytic materials used for the removal of environmental contaminates and pollution Offers in-depth examination of highly topical green-technology solutions Presents an interdisciplinary approach to environmental remediation Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation is a vital resource for researchers, engineers, and graduate students in the multi-disciplinary areas of chemistry, physics, nanotechnology, environmental science, materials science, and engineering related to photocatalytic environmental remediation.

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
From Fundamentals to Green Applications

by Juan Carlos Colmenares,Yi-Jun Xu

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-12-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 3662487195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book explains the principles and fundamentals of photocatalysis and highlights the current developments and future potential of the green-chemistry-oriented applications of various inorganic, organic, and hybrid photocatalysts. The book consists of eleven chapters, including the principles and fundamentals of heterogeneous photocatalysis; the mechanisms and dynamics of surface photocatalysis; research on TiO2-based composites with unique nanostructures; the latest developments and advances in exploiting photocatalyst alternatives to TiO2; and photocatalytic materials for applications other than the traditional degradation of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide reduction, water oxidation, a complete spectrum of selective organic transformations and water splitting by photocatalytic reduction. In addition, heterogeneized polyoxometalate materials for photocatalytic purposes and the proper design of photocatalytic reactors and modeling of light are also discussed. This book appeals to a wide readership of the academic and industrial researchers and it can also be used in the classroom for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on heterogeneous photocatalysis, sustainable chemistry, energy conversion and storage, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental protection, optoelectronics, sensors, and surface and interface science. Juan Carlos Colmenares is a Professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. Yi-Jun Xu is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, China.

Photocatalytic Materials & Surfaces for Environmental Cleanup-II

Photocatalytic Materials & Surfaces for Environmental Cleanup-II
A Book

by Rajesh J. Tayade

  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-27
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 3038139289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS). This Special Topic Volume is a result of the collaboration of fifty six academics from the international scientific community; each an expert in his respective field of research. The work presents a thorough coverage of various photocatalytic materials and surfaces, together with their applications in environmental clean-up and hydrogen production. It offers a comprehensive picture of processes, related to photocatalysis, that have posed scientific and technological challenges in this area. One finds here the latest in-depth coverage of nanomaterials, nano-composites, and the chemical, physical and engineering aspects of photocatalytic materials application in environmental and energy applications.

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
Recent Advances

by Mario J. Muñoz-Batista,Alexander Navarrete Muñoz,Rafael Luque

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2020-08-07
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9783030494919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field. The chapter "Mechanochemical Forces as a Synthetic Tool for Zero and One-Dimensional Titanium Oxide-Based Nano-photocatalysts" is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 License via link.springer.com.

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy
A Book

by Zhiqun Lin,Meidan Ye,Mengye Wang

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2018-03-19
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0081019785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy discusses recent developments in multifunctional photocatalytic materials, such as semiconductors, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and graphene, with an emphasis on their novel properties and synthesis strategies and discussions of their fundamental principles and applicational achievements in energy fields, for example, hydrogen generation from water splitting, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, degradation of organic pollutions and solar cells. This book serves as a valuable reference book for researchers, but is also an instructive text for undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to learn about multifunctional photocatalytic materials to stimulate their interests in designing and creating advanced materials. Covers all aspects of recent developments in multifunctional photocatalytic materials Provides fundamental understanding of the structure, properties and energy applications of these materials Contains contributions from leading international experts in the field working in multidisciplinary subject areas Focuses on advanced applications and future research advancements, such as graphene-based nanomaterials and multi-hybrid nanocomposites Presents a valuable reference for researchers and students that stimulates interest in designing advanced materials for renewable energy resources

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes
Photocatalytic Membranes and Photocatalytic Membrane Reactors

by Angelo Basile,Sylwia Mozia,Raffaele Molinari

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2018-06-15
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0128135506
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Photocatalytic Membranes and Photocatalytic Membrane Reactors offers a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art in the area of PMs and PMRs. The book gives an overview of the basis of photocatalysis and membrane separation and the basic aspects of photocatalytic membranes and photocatalytic membrane reactors, along with their applications, modeling, and the economic aspects of PMs and PMRs. The book addresses the main issues associated with PMRs design and tries to predict how long it will be before laboratory scale models can be scaled to the PMR industry. Reviews new hybrid separation techniques based on photocatalysis and membranes Offers a detailed description of the various photocatalytic membrane reactors and their function Includes new membrane based separation techniques for the removal of emerging contaminants from water, such as pharmaceutical and personal care products Discusses numerous reactor configurations and various membrane materials for photocatalytic membranes Includes the modeling and economic aspects of various processes

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Emerging Organic Micro-Pollutants

by Sunita Varjani,Ashok Pandey,R. D. Tyagi,Christian Larroche,Hao Huu Ngo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-02
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN : 0128195940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Emerging Organic Micropollutants summarizes the current knowledge of emerging organic micropollutants in wastewater and the possibilities of their removal/elimination. This book attempts a thorough and exhaustive discussion on ongoing research and future perspectives on advanced treatment methods and future directions to maintain and protect the environment through microbiological, nanotechnological, application of membrane technology, molecular biological and by policymaking means. In addition, the book includes the latest developments in biotechnology and bioengineering pertaining to various aspects in the field of emerging organic micropollutants, including their sources, health effects and environmental impacts. Includes testing methods for the analysis and characterization of emerging organic micropollutants in wastewater Discusses the environmental impact and health hazards of emerging organic micropollutants in wastewater Provides a useful guide to identify priority areas of research demand in the remediation/removal of emerging organic micropollutants

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion
A Book

by Srabanti Ghosh

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2020-10-10
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0128200731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion provides a comprehensive description of novel z-scheme hybrid materials based on metal oxide or chalcogenides-based semiconductor, or carbon-based nanomaterials (conducting polymers, graphene, and other carbon materials). The book explores energy conversion applications, such as hydrogen generation, water splitting, CO2 reduction or degradation of organic pollutants, and their associated new material and technology development. The book addresses a variety of topics, such as photochemical processes, materials and fabrication, degradation mechanisms, as well as challenges and strategies. The book includes in-depth discussions ranging from comprehensive understanding, to engineering of materials and applied devices. The concept of visible light active catalysis emerged in recent decades and continues to attract the scientific community. Driven primarily by an opportunity to develop novel multifunctional materials on one hand, and sustainable technologies on the other, several successful approaches have been explored. However, preparation, characterization, and application of visible light active Z-scheme heterojunction-based catalytic nanostructures are still at the foreground of research activity. Provides an overview on recently developed Z-scheme photocatalysts to stress their performance as catalysts Covers most of the important topics in photocatalysis Explores the most recent advances in synthesis to enable deeper understanding of the principles underlying electronic behavior of catalytic nanostructures, mechanistic details, and the evaluation of their effectiveness, as well as perspectives in solar light harvesting Serves as a valuable resource for better understanding of the current state of photocatalysis research and its possible applications in energy domain

Photocatalysts in Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment

Photocatalysts in Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment
A Book

by Sadanand Pandey,Suprakas Sinha Ray

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-06-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1119631394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Photocatalysts in Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment comprehensively covers a range of topics aiming to promote the implementation of photocatalysis at large scale through provision of facile and green methods for catalysts synthesis and elucidation of pollutants degradation mechanisms. This book is divided into two main parts namely “Synthesis of effective photocatalysts” (Part I) and “Mechanisms of the photocatalytic degradation of various pollutants” (Part II). The first part focuses on the exploration of various strategies to synthesize sustainable and effective photocatalysts. The second part of the book provides an insights into the photocatalytic degradation mechanisms and pathways under ultraviolet and visible light irradiation, as well as the challenges faced by this technology and its future prospects.