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Nanostructured Photocatalysts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178362

Nanostructured Photocatalysts

1st Edition

From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation

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Editors: Rabah Boukherroub Satishchandra B. OGALE Neil Robertson
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178362
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th June 2020
Page Count: 288
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Table of Contents

James R. Durrant
1. Design of efficient photocatalysts through band gap engineering
Mohd Monis Ayyub and C.N.R Rao
2. Photochemical synthesis of nanoscale multi-component metal species and their application to photocatalytic and electrochemical water splitting
Tomoki Kanazawa, Kazuhiko Maeda
3. Non-titania-based Photocatalysts for CO2 Photoreduction
Mercedes Maroto-Valer
4. Heterogeneous photocatalysis for water purification
Spyros Foteinis, Efthalia Chatzisymeon
5. Air purification applications using photocatalysis
Jose Fermoso, Benigno Sánchez and Silvia Suarez
6. Substrate and Support Materials for Photocatalysis
Victoria Porley, Neil Robertson
7. Two Dimensional Materials for Photocatalytic Water Splitting and CO2 Reduction
Reshma Bhosale, Surendar Tonda, Santosh Kumar and Satishchandra Ogale
8. Photocatalytic inactivation of microorganisms in water
Pilar Fernandez-Ibañez, John Anthony (Tony) Byrne, María Inmaculada Polo López, Anukriti Singh, Stuart McMichael, Amit Singhal
9. Plasmon-induced photocatalytic transformations
Palaniappan Subramanian, Sabine Szunerits and Rabah Boukherroub


Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation addresses the different properties of nanomaterials-based heterogeneous photocatalysis. Heterogeneous nanostructured photocatalysis represents an interesting and viable technique to address issues of climate change and global energy supply. Sustainable hydrogen (H2) fuel production from water via semiconductor photocatalysis, driven by solar energy, is regarded as a viable and sustainable solution to address increasing energy and environmental issues. Similarly, photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water for the production of hydrocarbons could also be a viable solution. Sections cover band gap tuning, high surface area, the short diffusion path of carriers, and more.

Key Features

  • Introduces the utilization of nanostructured materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis for hydrogen fuel production via water splitting
  • Explains preparation techniques for different nanomaterials and hybrid nanocomposites, enabling improved sunlight absorption efficiency and enhanced charge separation
  • Assesses the challenges that need to be addressed before this technology can be practically implemented, particularly of identifying cost-effective nanophotocatalysts


Materials Scientists, Energy Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Chemists


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About the Editors

Rabah Boukherroub

Rabah Boukherroub is Research Director Group Leader at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University of Lille, France. His research interests are in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials (metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, semiconductor nanowires, graphene, carbon dots, etc.), surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors and lab-on-chip applications, drug delivery, and development of new tools for studying molecular dynamics in vivo.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, CNRS, Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University Lille

Satishchandra B. OGALE

Ogale Satishchandra is Professor at the Centre for Clean and Renewable Energy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India. His research interests include Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Graphene and Functional Carbon

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, India and Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE), TCG-Centres of Research and Edication in Science and Technology, Sector V, Salt lake, Kolkata-700091, India

Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson is Professor at the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK