Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials: New Horizons in Photocatalysis provides an overview of the latest advances in this field, offering insights into the chemistry and activity of the latest generation of photocatalytic materials. After an introduction to photocatalysis and photocatalytic materials, the book goes on to outline a wide selection of photocatalytic materials, covering not only typical metal oxide photocatalysts, such as TiO2, but also exploring newly developed organic semiconducting photocatalysts, such as g-C3N4. Drawing on the experience of an expert team of contributors, the book also highlights new horizons and future prospects in photocatalysis.
- Reviews developments in both organic- and inorganic-based materials for use in photocatalysis
- Presents the fundamental chemistry and activity of a broad range of key photocatalytic materials, including both typical and novel materials
- Highlights the role photocatalytic materials can play in sustainable applications
1. Rutile TiO2-based New Photocatalysts for Visible-light Water Oxidation 2. Factors Affecting Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 3. Controllable Synthesis of TiO2: Toward an Efficient Photocatalyst 4. Analyzing the Reaction Mechanism of Photocatalytic Reactions involving Metal Oxides: Dynamics of Bulk and Surface Reactions 5. TiO2-based Photocatalytic Conversion Processes: Insights from In Situ Infrared Spectroscopy 6. Photoreduction of CO2 on non-TiO2 Based Metal Oxides 7. Titania Based Photocatalyst for Dynamic Degradation of VOCs 8. Quantum Dots Enhanced 1-D TiO2 Array Photocatalysts 9. Progress of SrTiO3 Photocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting in Fundamental and Application Studies 10. Environmental Friendly Synthesis of High Efficient Composite Type Photocatalysts 11. Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O over Heterogeneous Photocatalysts 12. The Development of Upconvertion, Chirality and Spin in Photocatalytic and Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution 13. Recent Advances in the Development of Photocatalytic NOx Abatement 14. ZnO Nanomaterials: Strategies for Improvement of Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Activities 15. BiVO4 a Ternary Metal Oxide as an Efficient Photocatalytic Material 16. Photocatalytic and Photo-Fenton-catalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants by BiFO3 (BFO) and BiVO4 (BVO) Photocatalysts under Visible-light Irradiation 17. Preparation and Photocatalytic Performance of Monolayer Inorganic Oxide Nanosheets 18. Study on the Photocatalytic Activity over the Highly Dispersed Titanium in Mesoporous SiO2 19. The Design and Development of MOF Photocatalysts and Their Applications for Water Splitting Reaction 20. Light Induced Organic Transformations over some MOF Materials 21. Mesoporous Silica supported Ag based-Plasmonic Photocatalysts 22. Development of Metal Sulfide Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Under Visible Light 23. Photocatalysis with Octahedral Sulphides 24. Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) Supported on Metal Oxides Catalysts for Photocatalytic Reactions 25. Current Development of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalysts as One of Organic Semiconducting Photocatalytic Materials 26. Carbon Nitride for Photocatalytic Selective Oxidations and Organic Synthesis 27. Photocatalysis by Organic Materials: From Fundamental to Applications 28. Photocatalytic Performance of Hexagonal Boron Carbon Nitride Nanomaterials 29. Theoretical Studies of two-dimensional Photocatalyst Materials 30. The Discovery and Design of 2D Photocatalysts from Atomic Scale Theoretical Perspective
Prof. Xinchen Wang is the Director of the Research Institute of Photocatalysis and the Dean of the College of Chemistry at Fuzhou University, China. He is a pioneer of g-C3N4 photocatalysts. In 2009 he published the first article on the photocatalytic splitting of H2O into H2 and O2 using g-C3N4. Now, many people work using g-C3N4 as a photocatalyst.
Prof. Masakazu Anpo is a Professor Emeritus and former Vice President of Osaka Prefecture University. He is currently a Distinguished Professor & International Advisor at Fuzhou University. He is a pioneer in the photochemistry of solid surfaces including photocatalytic reactions and has published many books in these research fields. He is a member of the Academia Europaea.
Prof. Xianzhi Fu is the President of Fuzhou University and the former Director of the Research Institute of Photocatalysis which he was instrumental in establishing. He is a pioneer of photocatalysis in China and an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The Research Institute of Photocatalysis is the only such institute on photocatalysis in China and is presently the largest on photocatalysis in the world.