Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190517

Handbook of Smart Photocatalytic Materials

1st Edition

Fundamentals, Fabrications and Water Resources Applications

Editors: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain Ajay Kumar Mishra
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190517
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd February 2020
Page Count: 612
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


University students, teachers, and researchers, especially 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 in wastewater treatment

Table of Contents

Sections I: Introduction (fundamentals of photocatalytic processes)
1. Chapter- Understanding the Chemistry of Photocatalytic Processes
2. Mechanism and issues of Photocatalysis
3. Modern Concepts in Photocatalysis
4. Design and Development of Active Photocatalysts

Section II: Green synthesis of photocatalysts materials
5. Recent advances in nano-photocatalysts
6. Green synthesis of TiO2 and its photocatalytic activity

Section III: Metal oxide photocatalytic materials
7. Basics of Metal Oxide-based Photocatalysis
8. Metal Oxide Photocatalysts

Section IV: Metal-organic frameworks photocatalytic materials
9. Metal–organic frameworks for photocatalysis
10. Immobilization of a Semiconductor Photocatalyst
11. Sensitization of Titania Semiconductors: A Promising Strategy to Utilize Visible Light

Section V: Plasmonics and hybrids photocatalytic materials
12. Plasmon Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticles as a Novel Photocatalyst
13. Nano-hybrid plasmonic photocatalyst

Section VI: Photocatalytic materials for water resources
14. Photoelectrocatalysis for Water Purification
15. Photocatalytic materials based membranes for Efficient Water
16. Wastewater Treatment Using Functional Immobilized TiO2 Thin Film Photocatalysts


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About the Editor

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain is an adjunct professor, academic advisor, and lab director at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States. His research focuses on the development of environmental analytical techniques, synthesis of nanomaterials, functionalization, and their applications in air sampling devices. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and handbooks published with Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, and Springer.

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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