Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials

Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials
Author: Xinchen Wang,Masakazu Anpo,Xianzhi Fu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 0128190035
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials Book Excerpt:

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

Functional Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials and Biomolecules

Functional Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials and Biomolecules
Author: Felipe A. La Porta,Carlton A. Taft
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 3030622266
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials and Biomolecules Book Excerpt:

This book shows how a small toolbox of experimental techniques, physical chemistry concepts as well as quantum/classical mechanics and statistical methods can be used to understand, explain and even predict extraordinary applications of these advanced engineering materials and biomolecules. It highlights how improving the material foresight by design, including the fundamental understanding of their physical and chemical properties, can provide new technological levels in the future.

Materials Science in Photocatalysis

Materials Science in Photocatalysis
Author: Elisa I. Garcia Lopez,Leonardo Palmisano
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN: 0128218606
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Science in Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

Materials Science in Photocatalysis provides a complete overview of the different semiconductor materials, from titania to third-generation photocatalysts, examining the increasing complexity and novelty of the materials science in photocatalytic materials. The book describes the most recommended synthesis procedure for each of them and the suitable characterization techniques for determining the optical, structural, morphological, and physical-chemical properties. The most suitable applications of the photocatalysts are described in detail, as well as their environmental applications for wastewater treatment, gaseous effluents depollution, water splitting, CO2 ?xation, selective organic synthesis, coupling reactions, and other selective transformations under both UV light and visible-light irradiation. This book offers a useful reference for a wide audience from students studying chemical engineering and materials chemistry to experienced researchers working on chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, environment engineering, nanotechnology, and green chemistry. • Includes a complete overview of the different semiconductor materials used as photocatalysts • Describes methods of preparation and characterization of photocatalysts and their applications • Examines new possibilities to prepare effective photocatalysts

Photochemistry Volume 48

Photochemistry Volume 48
Author: Stefano Protti,Carlotta Raviola
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN: 183916140X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photochemistry Volume 48 Book Excerpt:

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.

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Author: Steven L Suib
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN: 0444538739
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Catalysis Book Excerpt:

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

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Author: W. David Wei,Joseph S. DuChene,Brendan C. Sweeny,Jinyong Wang,Wenxin Niu
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN: 0128081430
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment
Author: Bharat A. Bhanvase,Shirish Sonawane,Vijay B. Pawade,Aniruddha B. Pandit
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN: 0128214996
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment: Fundamentals and Scale up Issues provides coverage of the nanomaterials used for wastewater treatment, covering photocatalytic nanocomposite materials, nanomaterials used as adsorbents, water remediation processes, and their current status and challenges. The book explores the major applications of nanomaterials for effective catalysis and adsorption, also providing in-depth information on the properties and application of new advanced nanomaterials for wastewater treatment processes. This is an important reference source for researchers who need to solve basic and advanced problems relating to the use of nanomaterials for the development of wastewater treatment processes and technologies. As nanotechnology has the potential to substantially improve current water and wastewater treatment processes, the synthesis methods and physiochemical properties of nanomaterials and noble metal nanoparticles make their performance and mechanisms efficient for the treatment of various pollutants. Explains the properties of the most commonly used nanomaterials used for wastewater treatment Describes the major nanoscale synthesis and processing techniques for wastewater treatment Assesses the major challenges for using nanomaterials on a mass scale for wastewater treatment

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants
Author: Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 100043530X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants Book Excerpt:

This book discusses new and innovative trends and techniques in the removal of toxic and or refractory pollutants through various environmental biotechnological processes from wastewater, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. It focuses primarily on environmentally-friendly technologies which respect the principles of sustainable development, including the advanced trends in remediation through an approach of environmental biotechnological processes from either industrial or sewage wastewater. Features: Examines the fate and occurrence of refractory pollutants in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and the potential approaches for their removal. Highlights advanced remediation procedures involving various microbiological and biochemical processes. Assesses and compares the potential application of numerous existing treatment techniques and introduces new, emerging technologies. Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants is suitable for practicing engineers, researchers, water utility managers, and students who seek an excellent introduction and basic knowledge in the principles of environmental bioremediation technologies.

Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation

Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation
Author: Alagarsamy Pandikumar,Kandasamy Jothivenkatachalam
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 1119529891
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalytic Functional Materials for Environmental Remediation Book Excerpt:

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.

Heterojunction Photocatalytic Materials

Heterojunction Photocatalytic Materials
Author: A. Pandikumar,K. Jothivenkatachalam,S. Moscow
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1000595099
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterojunction Photocatalytic Materials Book Excerpt:

Clean environment and green energy are the basic requirements of a sustainable human life. Semiconductor materials play a crucial role in addressing the issues related to increased global energy demand and environmental remediation. The development of photocatalysts has experienced almost exponential progress since their popularization in the early 1970s. Therefore, researchers have started to consider the diversity of photocatalysts globally by approaching this domain from a materials science perspective for applications in various areas. Recently, heterojunction photocatalytic materials have attracted a great amount of multidisciplinary research to face the global concerns of energy production and environmental protection. The unique potential of these technologies has been the stimulus to develop heterojunction photocatalysts with improved structural, morphological, and electronic properties, effectively increasing their efficiency. This book overviews the latest advances in this field, offering insights into the materials and applications of the latest generation of photocatalytic materials. It presents the challenges, future directions, and strategies for design within the area of heterojunction photocatalysts and will be a useful resource to enhance understanding of students, researchers, and academicians for promoting research in this field.

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
Author: Juan Carlos Colmenares,Yi-Jun Xu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-12-24
ISBN: 3662487195
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

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.

Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications

Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications
Author: Inamuddin,Gaurav Sharma,Amit Kumar,Eric Lichtfouse,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 3030106098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

This book serves the environmentalists to track the development of photocatalytic materials and technology in the present context and to explore future trends. Photocatalysis is the most influential greener technology being researched, developed and adopted for the treatment of wastewater. The technological advancements in the area of smart hybrid photocatalytic materials have gained momentum in the present era. The rational designing of photocatalytic materials with a multi-pronged approach opens a new chapter for environmental detoxification. Other important aspects relate to the transfer of this nanostructured photocatalytic technology to real backdrops. Harnessing natural solar energy for energy and environmental roles is another crucial criterion in designing photocatalysts.

New and Future Developments in Catalysis

New and Future Developments in Catalysis
Author: Kenneth J. Klabunde,Manindu N. Weerasinghe
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN: 0128081139
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy
Author: Zhiqun Lin,Meidan Ye,Mengye Wang
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 0081019785
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy Book Excerpt:

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

A New Generation Material Graphene Applications in Water Technology

A New Generation Material Graphene  Applications in Water Technology
Author: Mu. Naushad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN: 331975484X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Generation Material Graphene Applications in Water Technology Book Excerpt:

This book presents a unique collection of up-to-date applications of graphene for water science. Because water is an invaluable resource and the intelligent use and maintenance of water supplies is one of the most important and crucial challenges that stand before mankind, new technologies are constantly being sought to lower the cost and footprint of processes that make use of water resources as potable water as well as water for agriculture and industry, which are always in desperate demand. Much research is focused on graphene for different water treatment uses. Graphene, whose discovery won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics, has been a shining star in the material science in the past few years. Owing to its interesting electrical, optical, mechanical and chemical properties, graphene has found potential applications in a wide range of areas, including water purification technology. A new type of graphene-based filter could be the key to managing the global water crisis. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report, lack of access to safe, clean water is the biggest risk to society over the coming decade. Yet some of these risks could be mitigated by the development of this filter, which is so strong and stable that it can be used for extended periods in the harshest corrosive environments, and with less maintenance than other filters on the market. The graphene-based filter could be used to filter chemicals, viruses, or bacteria from a range of liquids. It could be used to purify water, dairy products or wine, or in the production of pharmaceuticals. This book provides practical information to all those who are involved in this field.

Current Trends and Future Developments on Bio Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on  Bio   Membranes
Author: Angelo Basile,Sylwia Mozia,Raffaele Molinari
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 0128135506
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Trends and Future Developments on Bio Membranes Book Excerpt:

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

Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process

Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process
Author: Saravanan Rajendran,Mu. Naushad,Lorena Cornejo Ponce,Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN: 303017638X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process Book Excerpt:

This book describes green photocatalysts and their diverse applications in the fields of environmental sciences and energy. It especially takes a closer look at the removal of air and water pollutants, the generation of hydrogen, photo fuel cells, electrophotocatalysts, solar energy conversions, and green biophotocatalysts. Furthermore it also discusses on the role of catalysts along with their chemical reactions, challenges, past developments and directions for further research on photocatalysts. It includes recent developments of quantum dots (QDs) and photocatalytic applications of QDs such as carbon materials like carbon and graphene based QDs, metal, metal sulfide and metal oxide based QDs as well as a detailed review on various types of templates used for the preparation of porous g-C3N4 and its applications in detail. This is done with special reference to dye degradation, reduction of hexavalent Cr, and reduction of CO2 and for the evolution of H2 photocatalytically. This book offers an intriguing and useful guide for a broad readership in various fields of catalysis, material sciences, environment and energy.

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry
Author: Muhammad Bilal Tahir,Khalid Nadeem Riaz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 9811606463
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates the basic and fundamental aspects of nanotechnology and potential application as a photocatalysis in multiple application especially in environment and energy harvesting. This book also contains methods of preparation and characterization of unique nanostructured photocatalysts, and details about their catalytic action. The book consists of seven chapters, including the principles and fundamentals of heterogeneous photocatalysis; the mechanisms and dynamics of surface photocatalysis; research on pure and composites based materials with unique nanostructures; the latest developments and advances in exploiting photocatalyst alternatives to WO3; 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. This book will appeal 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.

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis
Author: Pierre Pichat
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 3038421839
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Photocatalysis" that was published in Molecules

Emerging Trends in TiO2 Photocatalysis and Applications

Emerging Trends in TiO2 Photocatalysis and Applications
Author: Trong-On Do ,Sakar Mohan
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2020-12-28
ISBN: 3039367064
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Trends in TiO2 Photocatalysis and Applications Book Excerpt:

The semiconductor titanium dioxide (TiO2) has been evolved as a prototypical material to understand the photocatalytic process, and has been demonstrated for various photocatalytic applications such as pollutants degradation, water splitting, heavy metal reduction, CO2 conversion, N2 fixation, bacterial disinfection, etc. Rigorous photocatalytic studies on TiO2 have paved the way to understanding the various chemical processes involved and the physical parameters (optical and electrical) required to design and construct diverse photocatalytic systems. Accordingly, it has been realized that an effective photocatalyst should have ideal band edge potential, narrow band gap energy, reduced charge recombination, enhanced charge separation, improved interfacial charge transfer, surface-rich catalytic sites, etc. As a result, many strategies have been developed to design a variety of photocatalytic systems, which include doping, composite formation, sensitization, co-catalyst loading, etc. Towards highlighting the above-mentioned diversities in TiO2 photocatalysis, there have been many interesting original research works on TiO2, involving material designs for various photocatalytic applications published in this Special Issue. In addition, some excellent review papers have also been published in this Special Issue, focusing on the various TiO2-based photocatalytic systems and their mechanisms and applications.