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Nanostructured Photocatalysts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128230077

Nanostructured Photocatalysts

1st Edition

From Fundamental to Practical Applications

Editors: Van-Huy Nguyen Dai-Viet Vo Sonil Nanda
Paperback ISBN: 9780128230077
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th June 2021
Page Count: 580
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Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Fundamental to Practical Applications offers a good opportunity for academic, industrial researchers and engineers to gain insights on the fundamental principles and updated knowledge on the engineering aspects and various practical applications of photocatalysis. This book comprehensively and systematically reviews photocatalytic fundamental aspects, ranging from reaction mechanism, kinetic modeling, nanocatalyst synthesis and design, essential material characterization using advanced techniques, and novel reactor design and scale-up. Future perspectives, techno-economical evaluation and lifecycle assessment of photocatalytic processes are also provided.

Finally, a wide range of practical, important and emerging photocatalytic applications, namely wastewater treatment, air pollution remediation, renewable and green energy generation, and vital chemical production are thoroughly covered, making this book useful and beneficial for engineers, scientists, academic researchers, undergraduates and postgraduates.

Key Features

  • Provides a fundamental understanding of photocatalysis
  • Covers all aspects of recent developments in photocatalytic processes and photocatalytic materials
  • Focuses on advanced photocatalytic applications and future research advancements on energy, environment, biomedical, and other specialty fields
  • Contains contributions from leading international experts in photocatalysis
  • Presents a valuable reference for academic and industrial researchers, scientists and engineers


Research scholars, PhDs, postdocs, researchers who are doing research in the field of photocatalysis who work on all kind of photocatalytic system of materials and applications of photocatalysis. Industrial researchers: Researchers in industries at the level of fresher and seniors can refer this book to have a glimpse on photocatalytic materials and applications. Applicable courses or exams: Master students who are pursuing science and engineering courses that study the photocatalysis as their class subjects

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction and Fundamental Studies
1. Introduction
2. Kinetic and mass-transfer analysis in continuous photocatalytic reactors
3. Reaction mechanism for photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutant
4. Radical species in photocatalysis: Generate, detect and measure
5. Metal clusters and nanoparticles in photocatalysis: advances and challenge

Section II: Practical Applications on Agricultural-, Energy-, Environment-, Medical-related Fields
6. Future prospects and challenges of photocatalysis for POPs degradation
7. Plasmonic photocatalyst for hydrogen energy generation
8. Photo(electro)catalysts for two-electron oxygen reduction reactions
9. Photoelectrochemical oxidation of water and degradation of pollutants using simple Bi-based metal oxide semiconductors under visible light irradiation
10. Floating photocatalysts: Buoyancy generation from bio-degradable polymers
11. Evaluation of the photosensitization/photocatalytic process for the degradation of pharmaceutical compound
12. Recent advancement in red phosphorus and sulphur based photocatalytic systems for waste-water treatment
13. Metal organic framework photocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction
14. Nanostructured photoactive coatings for bacterial inactivation at the solid-air interface
15. Black phosphorous-based photocatalysts: synthesis, characterization and applications
16. Synthesis, characterization and applications of photocatalysts containing carbon species
17. Solar driven bicarbonate conversion to formate via earth abundant semiconductor nanostructures


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About the Editors

Van-Huy Nguyen

Van-Huy Nguyen received the B.S. degree (2008) in Environmental Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and M.S. degree (2010) in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 2015. Dr. Nguyen was previously a Post-doctoral Fellow at National Taiwan University. He has gained the knowledge and experiences from working in both academia and industry. Prior to joining Duy Tan University, he worked for Nan Pao (Vietnam), and Ton Duc Thang University as a Principal Investigator and Research Fellow, respectively. He also works as a Principal Researcher at Lac Hong University. Dr. Nguyen has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 book chapters and has presented at many international conferences. He is also the Guest-Editor of three Special Issues in respected journals such as the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley), Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier), and Topics in Catalysis (Springer). Dr. Nguyen is also an active reviewer for many high-impact journals published by Elsevier, RSC, MDPI, and Frontiers Publishers. His research works have gained wide interest through his highly-cited research publications, book chapters, conference presentations, and workshop lectures. His research focuses on chemical and materials aspects of (photo)catalytic processes and a basic understanding of (photo)catalysts, with emphasis on applied to environmental problems and production of clean energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Duy Tan University, Vietnam Principal Researcher, Lac Hong University, Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai Province, Vietnam

Dai-Viet Vo

Dr. Dai-Viet N. Vo is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence for Green Energy and Environmental Nanomaterials at Nguyen Tat Thanh University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 2011. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha. Formerly, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang in Kuantan, Malaysia (2013-2019). His research areas are in the production of green synthetic fuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using biomass-derived syngas from various reforming processes. He is also an expert in advanced material synthesis and catalyst characterization. During his early career, he has worked as the principal investigator and co-investigator for 21 different funded research projects related to sustainable and alternative energy. He has published 6 books, 15 book chapters, more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and 80 conference proceedings. He has served in the technical and publication committees of numerous international conferences in chemical engineering, catalysis and renewable energy. Dr. Vo is an Assistant Subject Editor for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier) and a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in high-impact factor journals such as the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Comptes Rendus Chimie (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier), Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer), Topics in Catalysis (Springer), Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley) and Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley). He is also an Editorial Board Member of many international journals including PLOS One, SN Applied Sciences (Springer) and Scientific Reports (Springer Nature).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Center of Excellence for Green Energy and Environmental Nanomaterials, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sonil Nanda

Dr. Sonil Nanda is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from York University, Canada; M.Sc. degree in Applied Microbiology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India; and B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Dr. Nanda’s research areas are related to the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals through thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis, carbonization and fermentation. He has gained expertise in hydrothermal gasification of a wide variety of organic wastes and biomass including agricultural and forestry residues, industrial effluents, municipal solid wastes, cattle manure, sewage sludge and food wastes to produce hydrogen fuel. His parallel interests are also in the generation of hydrothermal flames for the treatment of hazardous wastes, agronomic applications of biochar, phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, as well as carbon capture and sequestration. Dr. Nanda has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 book chapters and has presented at many international conferences. Dr. Nanda serves as a Fellow Member of the Society for Applied Biotechnology in India, as well as a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Science Congress Association; and the Biotech Research Society of India. He is also an active member of several chemical engineering societies across North America such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and the Combustion Institute-Canadian Section. Dr. Nanda is an Assistant Subject Editor for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier). He has also edited several Special Issues in renowned journals such as the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier) Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer), Topics in Catalysis (Springer), SN Applied Sciences (Springer), Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), and Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley).

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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