Theoretical Concepts of Photocatalysis

Theoretical Concepts of Photocatalysis

1st Edition - January 20, 2023

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  • Author: Mohammad Mansoob Khan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323951913

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Theoretical Concepts of Photocatalysis offers a systematic overview of photocatalysis while also exploring the theory and experimental studies of charge carrier dynamics. Introducing the fundamental concepts of photocatalytic reactions involving different types of photocatalysts for various applications, including the treatment of water and air, in food packaging, and in the biomedical and medical fields, the book shows different classes of photocatalysts for novel energy and environmental related applications. In addition, significant advantages, such as its low cost, high efficiency, harmlessness and stability are discussed alongside future perspectives and challenges related to photocatalysis. Focusing on nanostructure control, synthesis methods, activity enhancement strategies, environmental applications, and perspectives of semiconductor-based nanostructures, this book offers guidelines for designing new semiconductor-based photocatalysts with low cost and high efficiency to meet the demands of the efficient utilization of solar energy in the area of energy production and environment remediation.

Key Features

  • Covers the different types of photocatalysts and related photocatalytic reactions
  • Offers theoretical and practical concepts of energy and environmental applications
  • Summarizes the fundamentals of semiconductor-based nanomaterials


Undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers and industry professionals working in the field of nanotechnology, material science, chemistry, and biotechnology with a keen interest in the synthesis of different types of nanomaterials, their mechanisms, and sustainable applications.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction of photocatalysis and photocatalysts
    2. Fundamentals and principles of photocatalysis
    3. Semiconductors as photocatalysts: UV light active materials
    4. Semiconductors as photocatalysts: Visible light active materials
    5. Synthesis methods for photocatalytic materials
    6. Common characterization techniques for photocatalytic materials
    7. Well known applications of photocatalytic materials
    8. Photocatalysis: Laboratory to market
    9. Future challenges for photocatalytic materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 20, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323951913

About the Author

Mohammad Mansoob Khan

Mohammad Mansoob Khan is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam. He had earned his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, in 2002. He has worked in India, Ethiopia, Oman, and South Korea and has established excellence in teaching and novel research. He used to teach various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has edited three books and authored two book. He has published about 155 research and review articles. His expertise is in the cutting-edge area of nanochemistry, nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials sciences, and materials chemistry especially in the field of inorganic and nanohybrid materials such as synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles, their nanocomposites, metal oxides (such as TiO2, ZnO, SnO2, CeO2, etc.), and chalcogenides (such as CdS, ZnS, MoS2, etc.). He is also extensively working on the band gap engineering of semiconductors (such as metal oxides and chalcogenides). The synthesized nanostructured materials are used for heterogeneous photocatalysis, hydrogen production, photoelectrodes, solar cells, sensors, and biological applications such as antibacterial, antifungal, antibiofilm activities, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

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