Heterogeneous Photocatalysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444640154, 9780444640161

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

1st Edition

Relationships with Heterogeneous Catalysis and Perspectives

Editors: Giuseppe Marcì Leonardo Palmisano
eBook ISBN: 9780444640161
Paperback ISBN: 9780444640154
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th February 2019
Page Count: 290
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Researchers in academia and industry interested in the development of new type of catalysts/photocatalysts. Chemists and chemical Engineers, material scientists

Table of Contents

1. Heterogeneous photocatalysis versus catalysis: General aspects
V. Augugliaro, L. Palmisano, J. Soria
2. Preparation of catalysts and photocatalysts used for similar processes
Agatino Di Paola, M. Bellardita, L. Palmisano
3. Bulk characterization techniques
S. Yurdakal, L. Özcan, G. Palmisano
4. Surface characterization techniques
L. Liotta
5. Morphological, textural and optical properties
R. Beranek
6. Photocatalytic and catalytic reactions in solid-liquid systems
G. Marci, E. G. Lopez, L. Palmisano
7. Photocatalytic and catalytic reactions in gas-solid systems
G. Marci, E. G. Lopez, L. Palmisano
8. Photoreactors, reactors and light sources for (photo)catalytic reactions
V. Augugliaro, V. Loddo, F. Parrino, G. Camera Roda, S. Yurdakal
9. Kinetics aspects of heterogeneous catalytic versus photocatalytic reactions
V. Loddo, V. Augugliaro, F. Parrino
10. Economical assessment and possible industrial application
J. Gimenez, S. Malato


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About the Editor

Giuseppe Marcì

Prof. Eng. Giuseppe Marcì obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Palermo. The scientific activity of Prof. Eng. G. Marcì has been mainly focused in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis with various topics. In particular he is mainly interested in the preparation, characterization, and photocatalytic activity of various kinds of photocatalysts. Prof. Eng. Marcì is a co-author of 106 scientific papers published in national and international journals, 1 patent, and 200 papers in proceedings of national and international congress.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ingegneria dell’informazione e modelli Matematici (DEIM), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Leonardo Palmisano

Leonardo Palmisano was born in 1950 at Termini Imerese (Italy) and obtained his degree in Chemistry cum Laude in 1973 at the University of Palermo. He is Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Palermo (Department of Engineering) from 01/11/2000. The scientific activity has been mainly focused in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis and his papers or chapters of books deal with various topics concerning preparation, characterization with many bulk and surface techniques, and testing of various types of bare and doped polycrystalline photocatalysts. He has collaborated with many scientists all over the world producing many joint papers in international journals and books (about 300), 5 patents, and many papers in proceedings of national and international conferences (about 400). He is referee of many international journals and member of editorial boards of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., Curr. Org. Chem., Int. J. Photoenerg., and J. Membrane Sci. Technol.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy

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