New and Future Developments in Catalysis

Solar Photocatalysis

Edited by

  • Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, USA His expertise is in the field of solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.

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.
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Chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemical engineers working in academic and government research; academics, research students, post graduate and graduate students in these areas of study; materials scientists, environmental engineers, biochemists, petroleum engineers, post graduate and research students in these areas


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53872-7


"Photo-assisted catalysis uses ultraviolet and/or visible light to excite state species in the active phase of the reaction, and chemists and materials scientists here focus on such synthesis using sunlight. Among their topics are photocatalysis for solar energy conversion, self-clearing materials based on solar photocatalysis, the solar photocatalytic disinfection of bacteria, the role of advanced analytical techniques in designing and characterizing improved catalysts for water oxidation…"--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

Table of Contents

1 - Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: Basic Approaches and Terminology (A.V. Emeline, V.N. Kuznetsov, V.K. Ryabchuk, N. Serpone)
2 - Light Activated Processes with Zeolites: Recent Developments (Prabir K. Dutta, Subhrakanti Chakraborty)
3 - Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion (Adriana Zaleska, Michal Nischk, Anna Cybula)
4 - Solar Energy Conversion Using Single-site Photocatalysts (Takashi Kamegawa, Hiromi Yamashita)
5 - Principle of Photocatalysis and Design of Active Photocatalysts (B. Ohtani)
6 - Solar Photocatalysis for Environment Remediation (Ana Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia)
7 - Self-Cleaning Materials Based on Solar Photocatalysis (Pierre Pichat)
8 - Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Conversion (Jason M. Thornton, Daniel Raftery)
9 - Innovative Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation by CO2 Reduction (Kevin D. Dubois, Gonghu Li)
10 - Solar Photocatalytic Disinfection of Bacteria (C. Karunakaran)
11 - Surface-Modified Anisotropic TiO2 Nanocrystals Immobilized in Membranes: A Biologically Inspired Solar Fuel Catalyst (James D. Hoefelmeyer)
12 - Current Development of Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion (W. David Wei, Joseph S. DuChene, Brendan C. Sweeny, Jinyong Wang, Wenxin Niu)
13 - Role of Advanced Analytical Techniques in the Design and Characterization of Improved Catalysts for Water Oxidation (Shery L.Y. Chang, Monika Fekete, Rosalie K. Hocking, Alex Izgorodina, Archana Singh, Fengling Zhou, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Leone Spiccia)
14 - Z-Scheme Type Water Splitting into H2 and O2 Under Visible Light Through Two-Step Photoexcitation Between Two Different Photocatalysts (Ryu Abe)
15 - Solar Photocatalytic Processes: Water Decontamination and Disinfection (S. Malato, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, M.I. Maldonado, I. Oller)
16 - The Application of Semiconductor Photocatalysis for the Removal of Cyanotoxins from Water and Design Concepts for Solar Photocatalytic Reactors for Large Scale Water Treatment (Detlef W. Bahnemann, Linda A. Lawton, Peter K.J. Robertson)
17 - Nanocrystal Assembly of Hierarchical Porous Architecture for Photocatalysis (Jie Li, Lei Liu, Zhong-Yong Yuan)
18 - Mesoporous Materials Catalysts for Photodegradation of Water Pollutants: From Chemical Templates to Biotemplates (Meiqing Mao, Jiaqiang Wang, Jiao He, Zhiying Yan)