Photocatalytic Systems by Design

Photocatalytic Systems by Design
Author: Mohan Sakar,R. Geetha Balakrishna,Trong-On Do
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2021-08-14
ISBN: 0128209224
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalytic Systems by Design Book Excerpt:

Photocatalytic Systems by Design: Materials, Mechanisms and Applications explores various aspects of photocatalysis, including the photocatalytic phenomenon and process, applications, and the design of photocatalysts via band gap engineering. The book also covers band edge position engineering for multiple photocatalytic applications, such as pollutant degradations, hydrogen production, CO2 reduction into hydrocarbon fuels, antimicrobial disinfections, organic synthesis, N2 fixation, and more. This book is designed to enable beginners to learn the concepts and applications of photocatalysis. Unlike conventional books on photocatalysis, the book provides a 360° perspective into the field of photocatalysis and serves as an informative handbook for all audiences. Addresses all concepts and applications of photocatalysis Covers the fundamentals, including mechanisms of photocatalytic materials Describes the various material systems and engineering of photocatalysts Offers insight into the schemes for photocatalysis of various materials Discusses the application-specific design of photocatalysts

Advances in Catalysis

Advances in Catalysis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 0128121750
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Catalysis Book Excerpt:

Advances in Catalysis, Volume 60 fills the gap between journal papers and textbooks across the diverse areas of catalysis research, with this updated volume in the series covering Advances in Photocatalysis, Advances in Catalysis for Biomass Conversion, Advances in Catalysis for Methanol to Olefin Conversion, and Advances in Catalysis for Syngas Conversion to Hydrocarbons. For more than 60 years, this series has dedicated itself to record and present the latest progress in the field of catalysis, providing the scientific community with comprehensive and authoritative reviews. It is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for chemical engineers and chemists working in the field of catalysis in both academia and industry. Contains authoritative reviews written by experts in the field Explores topics that reflect progress in the field, such as catalyst synthesis, catalyst characterization, catalytic chemistry, reaction engineering, computational chemistry, and physics Provides insightful and critical articles that are fully edited to suit various backgrounds

Plasmonic Catalysis

Plasmonic Catalysis
Author: Emiliano Cortés,Pedro H.C. Camargo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 3527826963
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plasmonic Catalysis Book Excerpt:

Explore this comprehensive discussion of the foundational and advanced topics in plasmonic catalysis from two leaders in the field Plasmonic Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Applications delivers a thorough treatment of plasmonic catalysis, from its theoretical foundations to myriad applications in industry and academia. In addition to the fundamentals, the book covers the theory, properties, synthesis, and various reaction types of plasmonic catalysis. It also covers its applications in reactions including oxidation, reduction, nitrogen fixation, CO2 reduction, and more. The book characterizes plasmonic catalytic systems and describes their properties, tackling the integration of conventional methods as well as new methods able to unravel the optical, electronic, and chemical properties of these systems. It also describes the fundamentals of controlled synthesis of metal nanoparticles relevant to plasmonic catalysis, as well as practical examples thereof. Plasmonic Catalysis covers a wide variety of other practical topics in the field, including hydrogenation reactions and the harvesting of LSPR-excited charge carriers. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to plasmonic catalysis, a theory of plasmons for catalysis and mechanisms, as well as optical properties of plasmonic-catalytic nanostructures An exploration of the synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles for photo and electro catalysis, as well as plasmonic catalysis towards oxidation reactions and hydrogenation reactions Discussions of plasmonic catalysis for multi-electron processes and artificial photosynthesis and N2 fixation An examination of control over reaction selectivity in plasmonic catalysis Perfect for catalytic chemists, materials scientists, photochemists, and physical chemists, Plasmonic Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Applications will also earn a place in the libraries of physicists who seek a one-stop resource to enhance their understanding of applications in plasmonic catalysis.

Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering

Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering
Author: Hugo de Lasa,Benito Serrano,Miguel Salaices
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN: 0387275916
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering Book Excerpt:

Heterogeneous photocatalysis is a novel technique for water purification. Publications on photocatalysis span a relatively recent period of not more than 25 years. This is a technique that, according to our extensive experience on the development of laboratory scale and pilot plant units, has great promise to eliminate water and air pollutants. Photocatalysis offers much more than competitive techniques where pollutants are transferred from phases; photocatalysis can achieve complete mineralization of pollutants leaving non-toxic species such as CO2 and H2O and can be exploited at close to room temperature and ambient pressure.

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

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Using Inorganic Semiconductor Solids

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Using Inorganic Semiconductor Solids
Author: Umar Ibrahim Gaya
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 9400777752
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Using Inorganic Semiconductor Solids Book Excerpt:

This book underscores the essential principles of photocatalysis and provides an update on its scientific foundations, research advances, and current opinions, and interpretations. It consists of an introduction to the concepts that form the backbone of photocatalysis, from the principles of solid-state chemistry and physics to the role of reactive oxidizing species. Having recognised the organic link with chemical kinetics, part of the book describes kinetic concepts as they apply to photocatalysis. The dependence of rate on the reaction conditions and parameters is detailed, the retrospective and prospective aspects of the mechanism of photocatalysis are highlighted, and the adsorption models, photocatalytic rate expressions, and kinetic disguises are examined. This book also discusses the structure, property, and activity relationship of prototypical semiconductor photocatalysts and reviews how to extend their spectral absorption to the visible region to enable the effective use of visible solar spectrum. Lastly, it presents strategies for deriving substantially improved photoactivity from semiconductor materials to support the latest applications and potential trends.

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.

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
Author: Giuseppe Marcì,Leonardo Palmisano
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 0444640169
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: Relationships with Heterogeneous Catalysis and Perspectives highlights the differences between thermal-catalysis and photo-catalysis and indicates borderlines, in particular, the possible synergism between them. The book outlines the basic aspect of thermal- and photo-catalysis, along with the most important characterization techniques. In addition, it presents case studies of thermal-catalytic and photo-catalytic or thermal-photo-catalytic reactions and includes a comparison between the results obtained using an inorganic solid as thermal catalyst and photocatalyst for the same reaction, and in the same setup. Final sections offer information on the preparation methods of (photo)catalysts, various techniques used for their characterization, engineering and economical aspects. This book will be a valuable reference source for students and researchers involved in heterogeneous photocatalysis and catalysis, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, environment engineering, nanotechnology and green chemistry. Provides selective methods for the preparation of microcrystalline/nanocrystalline solids or films used in catalytic and photocatalytic processes Describes (photo)reactions that can be carried out catalytically and/or photocatalytically Outlines the different mechanisms, yields and experimental conditions under which photocatalytic reactions can take place Describes various (photo)reactors and set ups under which the photacatalytic reactions can be carried out Provides an economic assessment to understand the feasibility of some photocatalytic reactions

Nanostructured Photocatalysts

Nanostructured Photocatalysts
Author: Hiromi Yamashita,Hexing Li
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 3319260790
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Photocatalysts Book Excerpt:

While books on semiconductor TiO2 photocatalysis are legion, nanostructured controlled photocatalysts are attractive beyond standard semiconductors, and this book is devoted to the many novel uses of advanced TiO2 and MOF-based photocatalysts. Details on synthesis, characterization, and reaction applications of nanostructured photocatalysts are summarized. Other new materials discussed in this book are Bi- W- oxides, metal complexes, and unique porous materials. This book contains methods of preparation and characterization of unique nanostructured photocatalysts, and details about their catalytic action. Contributors to this volume are leading Asian researchers in Photocatalysis. It will appeal to researchers wishing to know how to design new types of photocatalysts with controlled nanostructures.

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis
Author: Pierre Pichat
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 685
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 3038421839
Category: Electronic book
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

Surface Science of Photocatalysis

Surface Science of Photocatalysis
Author: Jiaguo Yu,Mietek Jaroniec,Chuanjia Jiang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 0081028903
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Science of Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

Surface Science of Photocatalysis, Volume 32, summarizes significant findings on the surface science behind various classic and novel photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications, with special emphasis on important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, such as interfacial charge transfer, function of co-catalysts, and adsorption over photocatalyst surface. This book timely and systematically reviews the state-of-the-art of the surface science in semiconductor-based photocatalysis, serving as a useful reference book for both new and experienced researchers in this field. Provides timely reviews on cutting-edge research on surface science and photocatalysts Comprehensively discusses novel photocatalysts, such as metal oxides, metal sulphides, graphitic carbon nitrides, graphene and metal-organics Presents important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, like Z-scheme system and surface heterojunctions Investigates the function of co-catalysts and the adsorption on photocatalyst surfaces Edited by world-leading researchers in interface science

Photocatalysis Using 2D Nanomaterials

Photocatalysis Using 2D Nanomaterials
Author: Yufei Zhao,Haohong Duan
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-07
ISBN: 1839164638
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalysis Using 2D Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

Two-dimensional (2D) materials for photocatalytic applications have attracted attention in recent years due to their unique thickness-dependent physiochemical properties. 2D materials offer enhanced functionality over traditional three-dimensional (3D) photocatalysts due to modified chemical composition and electronic structures, as well as abundant surface active sites. This book reviews the applications of 2D-related nano-materials in solar-driven catalysis, providing an up-to-date introduction to the design and use of 2D-related photo(electro)catalysts. This includes not only application areas such as fine chemicals synthesis, water splitting, CO2 reduction, and N2 fixation, but also catalyst design and preparation. Some typical 2D and 2D-related materials (such as layered double hydroxides (LDHs), layered metal oxides, transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDs), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), graphene, g-C3N4, etc.) are classified, and relationships between structure and property are demonstrated, with emphasis on how to improve 2D-related materials performance for practical applications. While the focus of this book will primarily be on experimental studies, computational results will serve as a necessary reference. With chapters written by expert researchers in their fields, Photocatalysis Using 2D Nanomaterials will provide advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and other researchers convenient introductions to these topics.

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Ajay Kumar Mishra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN: 0128190523
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials: Fundamentals, Fabrications and Water Resource Applications provides a best study and practice guide to catalysis materials, covering metal oxides, metal-organic frameworks, plasmonics and hybrids, their green growth and assembly techniques and their characterization. This volume establishes a broad and influential resource on fundamentals, fabrications and water resource applications. Each chapter incorporates state-of-the-art information, along with important concepts of theory and practice. The handbook will be an indispensable reference for both research communities and industry professionals. Presents a compilation of up-to-date research and technology on Smart Photocatalytic Materials Provides a fundamental understanding of several green synthesis methods Highlights in-depth, cutting-edge knowledge on fundamentals, fabrications and water resource applications Includes economical and safety aspects Offers real-world applications of photocatalytic materials

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.

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis
Author: Dionysios D Dionysiou,Gianluca Li Puma,Jinhua Ye,Jenny Schneider,Detlef Bahnemann
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 1782627103
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

From environmental remediation to alternative fuels, this book explores the numerous important applications of photocatalysis. The book covers topics such as the photocatalytic processes in the treatment of water and air; the fundamentals of solar photocatalysis; the challenges involved in developing self-cleaning photocatalytic materials; photocatalytic hydrogen generation; photocatalysts in the synthesis of chemicals; and photocatalysis in food packaging and biomedical and medical applications. The book also critically discusses concepts for the future of photocatalysis, providing a fascinating insight for researchers. Together with Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Perspectives, these volumes provide a complete overview to photocatalysis.

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

Heterogeneous Nanocomposite Photocatalysis for Water Purification

Heterogeneous Nanocomposite Photocatalysis for Water Purification
Author: Rajendra Pawar,Caroline Sunyong Lee
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN: 0323393136
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterogeneous Nanocomposite Photocatalysis for Water Purification Book Excerpt:

In Heterogeneous Nanocomposite-Photocatalysis for Water Purification, the authors introduce various heterogeneous photocatalysts based on novel nanostructures of metal oxide semiconductors and graphene used for water purification, including TiO2, Fe2O3, SnO2, WO3 and g-C3N4, and outlines their advantages and drawbacks. The nanocomposite-photocatalysts ZnO and CdS are compared with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), a rapidly growing materials system. The authors describe how the photocatalytic activity of known nanomaterials can be improved by modifying the structural and optical properties (i.e., phase composition). Introductory portion of the book includes a brief survey of all different kinds of heterogeneous photocatalysts Discusses the possible photocatalysis mechanism occurring during the degradation of different toxic pollutants Provides the photoelectrochemical measurement for synthesized catalysts, supporting the effective transportation of photoelectrons resulting into better catalytic properties

Solar Light Harvesting with Nanocrystalline Semiconductors

Solar Light Harvesting with Nanocrystalline Semiconductors
Author: Oleksandr Stroyuk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 3319688790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Light Harvesting with Nanocrystalline Semiconductors Book Excerpt:

This book explains the use of nanocrystalline semiconductors in the harvesting of energy from solar light. It introduces promising methodology and technology which may help to increase the efficiency of light harvesting – one of the major challenges on the way toward sustainable energy generation.The book starts with a general introduction to the photochemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals. In the introductory chapter, the author also provides a frank and critical discussion on perspectives and limitations of the photocatalytic processes for solar light conversion including a historical account on semiconductor photocatalysis. He discusses that (and also why) it is a long way from laboratory prototypes to real sustainable technologies.The following chapters outline the conversion of solar light energy in semiconductor nanophotocatalysis on the one hand, and to (electric) energy in nanocrystalline semiconductor-based solar cells on the other hand. Topics addressed include nanophotocatalytic hydrogen production, artificial photosynthesis, quantum-dot sensitized liquid-junction and bulk heterojunction solar cells. Perspectives and opportunities, but also bottlenecks and limitations are discussed and the novel systems compared with established technology, such as classical silicon solar cells. While readers in this way learn to understand the basics and get introduced to the current research in the field, the final chapter provides them with the necessary knowledge about methodology, both in synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanophotocatalysts and semiconductor nanomaterials, including examples for the practice of photocatalytic experiments and the studies of semiconductor-based solar cells.

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis
Author: Jenny Schneider,Detlef Bahnemann,Jinhua Ye,Gianluca Li Puma,Dionysios D. Dionysiou
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1782620419
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photocatalysis Book Excerpt:

Combining basic concepts with the synthesis of new catalysts, reactor and reaction engineering, this book is a comprehensive resource for researchers.

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion
Author: Srabanti Ghosh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-10
ISBN: 0128200731
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion Book Excerpt:

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