Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications

1st Edition - November 27, 2020

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  • Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199602
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204344

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Scientific interest in TiO2-based materials has exponentially grown in the last few decades. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications introduces the main physicochemical properties of TiO2 which are the basis of its applications in various fields. While the basic principles of the TiO2 properties have been the subject of various previous publications, this book is mainly devoted to TiO2 applications. The book includes contributions written by experts from a wide range of disciplines in order to address titanium dioxide's utilization in energy, consumer, materials, devices, and catalytic applications. The various applications identified include: photocatalysis, catalysis, optics, electronics, energy storage and production, ceramics, pigments, cosmetics, sensors, and heat transfer. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications is suitable for a wide readership in the disciplines of materials science, chemistry, and engineering in both academia and industry.

Key Features

    • Includes a wide range of current and emerging applications of titanium dioxide in the fields of energy, consumer applications, materials, and devices
    • Provides a brief overview of titanium dioxide and its properties, as well as techniques to design, deposit, and study the material
    • Discusses the relevant properties, preparation methods, and other apposite considerations in each application-focused chapter


    Materials Scientists and Engineers. Chemists, Chemical Engineers

    Table of Contents

    • Section 1. Titanium dioxide: synthesis and characterization
      1. Introduction
      2. Properties of titanium dioxide
      3. Structural and electronic properties of TiO2 from first principles calculations
      4. Synthesis and characterization of titanium dioxide and titanium dioxide-based materials

      Section 2. Energy applications
      5. Synthentic, natural and bioinspired dyes as TiO2 sensitizers in sustainable solar cells
      6. TiO2-based materials for photocatalytic hydrogen production
      7. TiO2-based devices for energy-related applications
      8. Heat transfer by using TiO2 nanofluids

      Section 3. TiO2 in our life
      9. TiO2 as white pigment and valorization of the waste coming from its production
      10. Titanium dioxide-based nanomaterials: application of their smart properties in biomedicine
      11. TiO2 in the food industry and cosmetics
      12. Titanium dioxide: antimicrobial surfaces and toxicity assessment
      13. Functionalization of glass by TiO2-based self-cleaning coatings
      14. TiO2 as a source of titanium
      15. TiO2 in the building sector

      Section 4. TiO2 devices and their applications
      16. TiO2 oxides for chromogenic devices and dielectric mirrors
      17. TiO2 in memristors and resistive random access memory devices
      18. Applications of TiO2 in sensor devices
      19. TiO2 photocatalysis for environmental purposes
      20. Fine chemistry by TiO2 heterogenous photocatalysis
      21. Catalytic applications of TiO2

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 730
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
    • Published: November 27, 2020
    • Imprint: Elsevier
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199602
    • eBook ISBN: 9780128204344

    About the Series Editor

    Ghenadii Korotcenkov

    Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

    About the Editors

    Francesco Parrino

    Francesco Parrino is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Trento, Italy. He graduated cum laude in Chemical Engineering from the University of Palermo in 2005 and got a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Germany, in 2009. His research activity deals with the preparation and characterization of photocatalysts for degradation of pollutants and for green synthesis of organic molecules. His scientific production conjugates mechanistic and fundamental aspects of heterogeneous photocatalysis with engineering issues for industrial applications. He has authored approximately 80 joint papers in collaboration with scientists from all over the world and several communications for international conferences on these topics.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

    Leonardo Palmisano

    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.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Chemistry, Department of Engineering, Universita di Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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