- Addresses all concepts and applications of photocatalysis
- Covers the fundamentals, including mechanisms of photocatalytic materials
- Describes the various material systems and engineering of photocatalysts
- Offers insight into the schemes for photocatalysis of various materials
- Discusses the application-specific design of photocatalysts
1. Principle and mechanism of photocatalysis 2. Applications of photocatalysis: An Overview 3. Cation-modified photocatalysts 4. Anion-modified photocatalysts 5. Heterojunction-based photocatalysts 6. Defective photocatalysts 7. Z-scheme based photocatalysts 8. Plasmonic photocatalysts 9. Co-catalyst integrated photocatalysts 10. Ferroelectric photocatalysts 11. Metal organic framework-based photocatalysts 12. Carbon-based photocatalysts 13. Transition metal chalcogenides-based photocatalysts 14. MXenes-based photocatalysts 15. Photocatalytic memory/dark-photocatalysis/Round-the-clock photocatalytic systems 16. Photocatalytic membranes: synthesis, properties and applications 17. Photocatalytic ozonation for wastewater treatment 18. Novel photocatalysts for indoor air clean and healthy environments 19. Nanostuctured Semiconductors in Solar Light-driven Photocatalytic Fuel and Chemical Synthesis 20. Oxyhalide-based photocatalysts
Dr. M. Sakar obtained his M.Sc., M.Tech in 2010 and PhD in 2015 from the University of Madras, India. Later, he moved to Prof. Trong-On Do's lab at Department of Chemical Engineering, Laval University for his postdoctoral research. Then, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India in 2017. Dr. Sakar's research includes the photocatalysts-designs for various applications of photocatalysis such as pollutant degradations, H2 production, CO2 reduction, N2 fixation and biodiesel productions. Currently, he has published 40 papers in international journals, 3 book chapters, 60 papers in conferences, out of which he has won 8 best paper awards. Dr. Sakar is the recipient of DST-INSPIRE research grants in 2017 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Research Notes and Guest Editor for Catalysts journals.
Dr. R. Geetha Balakrishna is a full Professor and Director in the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India. She obtained her M.Sc in 1995 and later she was working as a lecturer and an Assistant Professor in multiple institutes in India. She obtained her PhD in 2005 and joined as a Professor in Visveswaraiah Technological University, India. Later, she moved to Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University as a Professor and Associate-Director and now she is the Director of the Centre. Prof. Geetha's research interest broadly includes the photochemistry of materials, where she focuses the photocatalysis and solar cells. In addition, she is also working on membrane for water purification applications. Currently, she has published around 50 papers, has 4 patents. Prof. Geetha is the recipient of the Fulbright award for Academic and Professional Excellence in 2017.
Dr. Trong-On Do is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Laval University, Canada. He received his MSc degree in 1986 and PhD in 1989 from the University of P. and M. Curie (Paris 6, France). After a period at Brunel University (UK) and the French Catalysis Institute (France), he moved to Laval University in 1990. He then spent two years (1997-1999) in the group of Profs. Hashimoto and Fujishima at Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology under the Japanese STA Fellowship Award before rejoining Laval University as a Professor associated with the NSERC Industrial Chair. He is the author of around 150 publications, 5 patents, ~75 book chapters/review papers. Prof. Do is the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of innovative and smart materials and their applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis and renewable energy.