Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation addresses the different properties of nanomaterials-based heterogeneous photocatalysis. Heterogeneous nanostructured photocatalysis represents an interesting and viable technique to address issues of climate change and global energy supply. Sustainable hydrogen (H2) fuel production from water via semiconductor photocatalysis, driven by solar energy, is regarded as a viable and sustainable solution to address increasing energy and environmental issues. Similarly, photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water for the production of hydrocarbons could also be a viable solution. Sections cover band gap tuning, high surface area, the short diffusion path of carriers, and more.
- Introduces the utilization of nanostructured materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis for hydrogen fuel production via water splitting
- Explains preparation techniques for different nanomaterials and hybrid nanocomposites, enabling improved sunlight absorption efficiency and enhanced charge separation
- Assesses the challenges that need to be addressed before this technology can be practically implemented, particularly of identifying cost-effective nanophotocatalysts
Rabah Boukherroub is Research Director Group Leader at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University of Lille, France. His research interests are in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials (metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, semiconductor nanowires, graphene, carbon dots, etc.), surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors and lab-on-chip applications, drug delivery, and development of new tools for studying molecular dynamics in vivo.
B. OGALE, Satishchandra
Ogale Satishchandra is Professor at the Centre for Clean and Renewable Energy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India. His research interests include Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Graphene and Functional Carbon
Neil Robertson is Professor at the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.