Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion provides a comprehensive description of novel z-scheme hybrid materials based on metal oxide or chalcogenides-based semiconductor, or carbon-based nanomaterials (conducting polymers, graphene, and other carbon materials). The book explores energy conversion applications, such as hydrogen generation, water splitting, CO2 reduction or degradation of organic pollutants, and their associated new material and technology development. The book addresses a variety of topics, such as photochemical processes, materials and fabrication, degradation mechanisms, as well as challenges and strategies. The book includes in-depth discussions ranging from comprehensive understanding, to engineering of materials and applied devices.
The concept of visible light active catalysis emerged in recent decades and continues to attract the scientific community. Driven primarily by an opportunity to develop novel multifunctional materials on one hand, and sustainable technologies on the other, several successful approaches have been explored. However, preparation, characterization, and application of visible light active Z-scheme heterojunction-based catalytic nanostructures are still at the foreground of research activity.
- Provides an overview on recently developed Z-scheme photocatalysts to stress their performance as catalysts
- Covers most of the important topics in photocatalysis
- Explores the most recent advances in synthesis to enable deeper understanding of the principles underlying electronic behavior of catalytic nanostructures, mechanistic details, and the evaluation of their effectiveness, as well as perspectives in solar light harvesting
- Serves as a valuable resource for better understanding of the current state of photocatalysis research and its possible applications in energy domain
2. Atomic and electronic structures of Z-scheme heterojunction
3. Photocatalytic H2 generation using Z-scheme heterostructures through water reduction
4. Photocatalytic water splitting using Z-scheme heterostructures
5. Z-scheme based heterostructures for organic pollutant degradation
6. Z-scheme based heterostructures for CO2 reduction
7. TiO2 based Z-scheme photocatalysts for photocatalytic applications
8. Bismuth based Z-scheme heterostructures for visible light driven photocatalysis
9. Development of g-C3N4 based Z-scheme photocatalysts
10. Solid state Z-scheme heterostructures
11. Strategies for the improvement of catalytic efficiency of Z-scheme heterostructures for commercial application
Srabanti Ghosh received her PhD degree in Chemistry from UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre, and Jadavpur University, India and completed postdoctoral programs at the University of Paris SUD (France). She is presently working as a CSIR-SRA (Scientists' Pool Scheme) in Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India. Her main research interests include synthesis, characterization of functional materials and their photoelectrochemical properties for energy conversion and storage devices, photocatalysts, electrocatalysts, fuel cells and biosensors applications. She co-authored 49 publications in international scientific journals, 1 patent and 60 contributions to scientific congresses. She contributed 7 book chapters covering the large fields of nanomaterials, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis, edited one book on visible-light-active photocatalysis by Wiley-VCH VerlagGmbh & Co. KGaA. She routinely acts as a reviewer for relevant scientific journals in photochemistry, electrochemistry, material sciences and sensors. Her current research work is focused on photocatalytic application of conducting polymer nanostructures, low cost catalysts for solar light harvesting, water splitting, hydrogen generation, and fuel cell applications.