Photocatalysis: Fundamental Processes and Applications, Volume 32 in the Interface Science and Technology Series, discusses the fundamental aspects of photocatalysis and its process and applications to the decontamination of wastewater, hydrogen production via water splitting, and photo reduction of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon. The book discusses the fundamental aspects of all applications together with their proper mechanisms, thus providing essential information for deep research in the area of clean environment and green energy production.
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Part 1: Fundamentals of photo degradation 1. Electronic structure: from basic principles to photocatalysis 2. Photodegradation Processes 3. Using Dyes for Evaluating photocatalytic properties 4. Advanced Oxidation 5. Electronic structure of solids and molecules
Part 2: Primary Processes in Photocatalysis 6. Kinetic Modeling of Electron Transfer Processes in Colloidal Semiconductor photocatalysis 7. Solar Photocatalytic Processes: Water Decontamination and Disinfection 8. Current Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes for Environmental Remediation of Air, Water, and Soil 9. Light Activated Processes with Zeolites: Recent Developments 10. Principle of photocatalysis and Design of Active Photocatalysts
Part 3: New Materials, Reactor and Reaction Engineering photocatalysis 11. A review of past studies 12. New Materials and Equipment for photocatalytic degradation processes 13. Photocatalytic treatment of pollutants in aqueous media 14. cellulose-based material in tailoring bio-hybrid nanostructured photocatalysts 15. New Materials for Water Splitting 16. Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 in Hydrocarbon: A Greener Approach for Energy Production
Mehrorang Ghaedi received a B.Sc. degree in applied chemistry from the University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, a M.Sc. degree in analytical chemistry from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, and a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Isfahan, in 1996, 1999, and 2003, respectively. He is currently Professor of analytical chemistry with Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran. His research activities range from solid phase extraction methods, liquid-liquid extraction, transport of ions through liquid membrane, cloud point extraction, sensor fabrication, adsorptive stripping analysis, cyclic voltammetry, spectrophotometry in surfactant media, trace analysis, to water treatment.