Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials

 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190494

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials

1st Edition

Environment, Energy, Emerging Applications and Sustainability

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Editors: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain Ajay Kumar Mishra
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190494
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th February 2020
Page Count: 290
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


University students, teachers, and researchers working in areas of photocatalysis through heterogeneous catalysts. Chemical engineers, Environmental Engineers and scientists and scholars working on the management of hazardous waste. Scientists working in materials science and Civil Engineers working on wastewater treatment

Table of Contents

Section I: Photocatalytic materials for Energy
1. Photocatalytic materials for hydrogen generation
2. Photocatalytic materials and nanomaterials for thin-film solar cells
3. Graphene-based Photocatalytic materials for solar cells

Section II: Photocatalytic materials for environmental protection
4. Photocatalysts for organic contaminants degradation
5. Photocatalytic self-decontaminating for chemical and biological agents
6. Solar photocatalysis for environmental remediation
7. Solid-phase Photocatalytic materials for Degradation of Plastic Films
8. Photocatalytic materials for Air Pollution

Section III: Emerging Applications of Photocatalytic materials
9. Photocatalytic materials for Optoelectronic device
10. Molecular approaches for photoelectrocatalytic Activities
11. Photocatalysts for Distribution of Electron Traps
12. New visions into solar and visible light active photocatalysis

Section IV: Safety Risk and Economics of Photocatalytic materials
13. Commercialization of Photocatalytic materials
14. Toxicity of Photocatalytic materials

Section V: Sustainability and photocatalytic materials (Fate and transport of these materials in the environment)
15. Modern Sustainable materials
16. Fate and transport of photocatalytic materials in the environment

Section VI: Conclusion and future outlook
17. Green Chemistry
18. Future of photocatalytic materials


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About the Editor

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry & EVSc Labs in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on the applications of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Sustainability, Environmental Management, Analytical Chemistry and Various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and EVSC, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Research Professor in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the University of South Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry. His primary research interests are in nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science, polymers, composites / nanocomposites, and water research. He is the editor of several books and published over 160 articles in international scientific journals. Prof Mishra currently awarded as Fellow and chartered scientist at a royal society of chemistry, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

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