Photocatalytic Systems by Design

Photocatalytic Systems by Design

Materials, Mechanisms and Applications

1st Edition - August 14, 2021

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  • Editors: Mohan Sakar, R. Geetha Balakrishna, Trong-On Do
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205327
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209226

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Photocatalytic Systems by Design: Materials, Mechanisms and Applications explores various aspects of photocatalysis, including the photocatalytic phenomenon and process, applications, and the design of photocatalysts via band gap engineering. The book also covers band edge position engineering for multiple photocatalytic applications, such as pollutant degradations, hydrogen production, CO2 reduction into hydrocarbon fuels, antimicrobial disinfections, organic synthesis, N2 fixation, and more. This book is designed to enable beginners to learn the concepts and applications of photocatalysis. Unlike conventional books on photocatalysis, the book provides a 360° perspective into the field of photocatalysis and serves as an informative handbook for all audiences.

Key Features

  • Addresses all concepts and applications of photocatalysis
  • Covers the fundamentals, including mechanisms of photocatalytic materials
  • Describes the various material systems and engineering of photocatalysts
  • Offers insight into the schemes for photocatalysis of various materials
  • Discusses the application-specific design of photocatalysts


Research scholars, PhDs, Postdocs, researchers in the field of photocatalysis or in the industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Principle and mechanism of photocatalysis
    2. Applications of photocatalysis: An Overview
    3. Cation-modified photocatalysts
    4. Anion-modified photocatalysts
    5. Heterojunction-based photocatalysts
    6. Defective photocatalysts
    7. Z-scheme based photocatalysts
    8. Plasmonic photocatalysts
    9. Co-catalyst integrated photocatalysts
    10. Ferroelectric photocatalysts
    11. Metal organic framework-based photocatalysts
    12. Carbon-based photocatalysts
    13. Transition metal chalcogenides-based photocatalysts
    14. MXenes-based photocatalysts
    15. Photocatalytic memory/dark-photocatalysis/Round-the-clock photocatalytic systems
    16. Photocatalytic membranes: synthesis, properties and applications
    17. Photocatalytic ozonation for wastewater treatment
    18. Novel photocatalysts for indoor air clean and healthy environments
    19. Nanostuctured Semiconductors in Solar Light-driven Photocatalytic Fuel and Chemical Synthesis
    20. Oxyhalide-based photocatalysts

Product details

  • No. of pages: 566
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205327
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209226

About the Editors

Mohan Sakar

Dr. M. Sakar obtained his M.Sc., M.Tech in 2010 and PhD in 2015 from the University of Madras, India. Later, he moved to Prof. Trong-On Do's lab at Department of Chemical Engineering, Laval University for his postdoctoral research. Then, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India in 2017. Dr. Sakar's research includes the photocatalysts-designs for various applications of photocatalysis such as pollutant degradations, H2 production, CO2 reduction, N2 fixation and biodiesel productions. Currently, he has published 40 papers in international journals, 3 book chapters, 60 papers in conferences, out of which he has won 8 best paper awards. Dr. Sakar is the recipient of DST-INSPIRE research grants in 2017 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Research Notes and Guest Editor for Catalysts journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India

R. Geetha Balakrishna

Dr. R. Geetha Balakrishna is a full Professor and Director in the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India. She obtained her M.Sc in 1995 and later she was working as a lecturer and an Assistant Professor in multiple institutes in India. She obtained her PhD in 2005 and joined as a Professor in Visveswaraiah Technological University, India. Later, she moved to Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University as a Professor and Associate-Director and now she is the Director of the Centre. Prof. Geetha's research interest broadly includes the photochemistry of materials, where she focuses the photocatalysis and solar cells. In addition, she is also working on membrane for water purification applications. Currently, she has published around 50 papers, has 4 patents. Prof. Geetha is the recipient of the Fulbright award for Academic and Professional Excellence in 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India

Trong-On Do

Dr. Trong-On Do is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Laval University, Canada. He received his MSc degree in 1986 and PhD in 1989 from the University of P. and M. Curie (Paris 6, France). After a period at Brunel University (UK) and the French Catalysis Institute (France), he moved to Laval University in 1990. He then spent two years (1997-1999) in the group of Profs. Hashimoto and Fujishima at Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology under the Japanese STA Fellowship Award before rejoining Laval University as a Professor associated with the NSERC Industrial Chair. He is the author of around 150 publications, 5 patents, ~75 book chapters/review papers. Prof. Do is the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of innovative and smart materials and their applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis and renewable energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Laval University, Canada

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