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Materials Science in Photocatalysis provides a complete overview of the different semiconductor materials, from titania to third-generation photocatalysts, examining the increasing complexity and novelty of the materials science in photocatalytic materials. The book describes the most recommended synthesis procedure for each of them and the suitable characterization techniques for determining the optical, structural, morphological, and physical-chemical properties. The most suitable applications of the photocatalysts are described in detail, as well as their environmental applications for wastewater treatment, gaseous effluents depollution, water splitting, CO2 ﬁxation, selective organic synthesis, coupling reactions, and other selective transformations under both UV light and visible-light irradiation.
This book offers a useful reference for a wide audience from students studying chemical engineering and materials chemistry to experienced researchers working on chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, environment engineering, nanotechnology, and green chemistry.
• Includes a complete overview of the different semiconductor materials used as photocatalysts
• Describes methods of preparation and characterization of photocatalysts and their applications
• Examines new possibilities to prepare effective photocatalysts
Students studying chemical engineering and materials chemistry and experienced researchers working on chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, environment engineering, nanotechnology and green chemistry
SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION
1. Fundamentals of Photocatalysis: The role of materials
SECTION 2. FUNDAMENTALS OF PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHOTOCATALYTIC MATERIALS
2. Preparation of photocatalysis by chemical methodologies
3. Preparation of Photocatalysts by Physical methodologies
4. Flame-based synthesis of oxide nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications
5. Methodologies of synthesis of titania & titania-graphene photocatalysts
6. Experimental methods in thermodynamic and kinetic studies on photocatalytic materials
7. Photoelectrochemical characterization of photocatalysts
8. Application of EPR techniques in the study of photocatalytic systems
9. Approaching Photocatalysts Characterization under Real Conditions: In situ and Operando Studies
SECTION 3. OXIDES AND CALCOGENIDES
10. Titanium (IV) Oxide
11. Development of Hight Active Visible Light-responsive TiO2 Photocatalysts by Applying Ion Engineering Techniques
12. Semiconductor (TiO2, ZnO, WO3, g-C3N4)@sensitizer composites for enhanced photoinduced processes
13. Nanostructured-based WO3 photocatalysts: recent development, activity enhancement, perspectives and applications for wastewater treatment
14. Photoactive Systems Based on Semiconducting Metal Oxides
15. Iron oxide-based magnetic photocatalysts: recent developments, challenges and environmental applications
16. Strategic design of metal oxides for photocatalytic CO2 reduction
17. Nanostructured sulphide based photocatalysts using visible light for environmental and energy purposes
18. Synthesis of MoS2 materials for photocatalysis applications and pollution abatement
19. Heterogeneous photocatalysts based on iso- and heteropolytungstates
20. Heterogeneous photo-assisted catalytic hydration/dehydrations reactions based on Keggin and Wells-Dawson type heteropolytungstates
SECTION 4. COMPOSITES AND HETEROJUNCTIONS. TERTIARY MATERIALS
21. Niobate-based perovskites: Characterization, preparation and photocatalytic properties
22. Insights on the photocatalytic performances of LaFeO3 synthesized by solution combustion synthesis
23. TiO2-copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) photocatalytic thin films for up-scalable wastewater treatment
24. Graphene and graphene-oxide for enhancing the photocatalytic properties of materials
25. Nanostructured composites bases on Bi and Ti mixed oxides for visible-light assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis
26. Composite materials in thermo-photo catalysis
27. Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Photocatalysis
SECTION 5. 2D MATERIALS
28. Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) based metal-free photocatalyst
29. Two-dimensional Layer Double Hydroxide-Nanostructured Photocatalysts for Renewable Energy Production
30. Two-dimensional porous organic polymer for photocatalysis
31. Photocatalytic membranes for CO2 valorization
SECTION 6. NEW FRONTIERS IN NANOMATERIALS FOR PHOTOCATALYSIS
32. Photocatalysis by Metal-Organic Frameworks
33. Ti-based metal organic frameworks for visible light photocatalysis
34. Homogeneous photocatalysts immobilized on polymeric matrices for redox selectivity processes
35. Soluble bio-based substances from compost as photosensitizers for a sustainable heterogeneous photocatalysis
36. Biology-Inspired photocatalysis: recent advances in biomimetic photocatalytic nanosystems synthesis and applications
37. Fungal Resistance on Photocatalytic Ceramic Surfaces: the ultimate role of the metal in the Ag@TiO2 photocatalyst
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Elisa I. García López is an associate professor of chemistry at Università di Palermo, Italy. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and her PhD in chemistry and materials science from the Università di Palermo. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Meisei University, Japan. Her research interests are focused on heterogeneous photocatalysis. She is coauthor of more than 100 papers in collaboration with scientists from all over the world, more than 200 communications for international congresses, and 10 book chapters.
Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Universita di Palermo, Italy
Leonardo Palmisano is a professor of chemistry at the Università di Palermo, Italy. His research focuses mainly on heterogeneous photocatalysis. He has visited many laboratories around the world and has coordinated many research projects. Prof. Palmisano has published more than 300 joint papers in international journals, about 400 papers in proceedings of national and international conferences, and many scientific and didactical books.
Department of Engineering, Universita di Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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