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Chalcogenide-Based Nanomaterials as Photocatalysts. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book

  • April 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5180514

Chalcogenide-Based Nanomaterials as Photocatalysts deals with the different types of chalcogenide-based photocatalytic reactions, covering the fundamental concepts of photocatalytic reactions involving chalcogenides for a range of energy and environmental applications. Sections focus on nanostructure control, synthesis methods, activity enhancement strategies, environmental applications, and perspectives of chalcogenide-based nanomaterials. The book offers guidelines for designing new chalcogenide-based nanoscale photocatalysts at low cost and high efficiency for efficient utilization of solar energy in the areas of energy production and environment remediation.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and fundamentals of chalcogenides and chalcogenides-based nanomaterials 1

Mohammad Mansoob Khan

2 Advances in chalcogenides and chalcogenides-based nanomaterials such as sulfides, selenides, and tellurides 7

Ersan Y. Muslih, Badrul Munir, Mohammad Mansoob Khan

3 Chalcogenides as well as chalcogenides-based nanomaterials and its importance in photocatalysis 33

Mohd Salman Siddiqui, Mohammed Aslam

4 Basic principles, fundamentals, and mechanisms of chalcogenide-based nanomaterials in photocatalytic reactions 77

G.V.S. Subbaroy Sarma, Murthy Chavali, Maria P. Nikolova, Manoj Kumar Enamala, Chandrasekar Kuppan

5 Synthesis methods for chalcogenides and chalcogenides-based nanomaterials for photocatalysis 105

Aga Ridhova, Vinda Puspasari, Muhamad I. Amal

6 Band gap engineered chalcogenide nanomaterials for visible light-induced photocatalysis 135

Dehua Xia, Qi Chen, Zhiyao Li, Manhui Luo, Po Keung Wong

7 Chalcogenide-based nanomaterials as photocatalysts for water splitting and hydrogen production 173

Hossam A. El Nazer, Yasser Mahmoud A. Mohamed

8 Chalcogenides-based nanomaterials for solar cells and dye sensitized solar cells 185

Ho Soonmin, S.S. Hegde, K. Ramesh, J.K. Dongre, Yousaf Hameed Khattak, Xiang-Hua Zhang, Sadanand, D.K. Dwivedi, D.A. Oeba

9 Chalcogenides-based nanomaterials for artificial photosynthesis 219

Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan

10 Use of chalcogenides-based nanomaterials for wastewater treatment including bacterial disinfection and organic contaminants degradation 243

Manoj Kumar Enamala, Murthy Chavali, Amala Tangellapally, Divya Pasumarthy, Mannam Krishna Murthy, Chandrasekhar Kuppam, Vishal Chaudhary, Roli Mishra, Divya Naradasu

11 Use of chalcogenides-based nanomaterials for photocatalytic heavy metal reduction and ions removal 261

Metwally Madkour, Hossam A. El Nazer, Yasser K. Abdel-Monem

12 Photocatalytic N2 fixation using chalcogenide-based nanomaterials 281

Yasser Mahmoud A. Mohamed, Hossam A. El Nazer, Elzahraa A. Elgohery, Mohammad Mansoob Khan

13 Photocatalytic CO2 reduction using chalcogenide-based nanomaterials 291

Magdeline Tze Leng Lai, Chin Wei Lai, Joon Ching Juan

14 Challenges, novel applications, and future prospects of chalcogenides and chalcogenide-based nanomaterials for photocatalysis 303

Mehmet Ates, Ersen Yilmaz, Mehmet Kayra Tanaydin


Mohammad Mansoob Khan Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam. Mohammad Mansoob Khan is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam. He had earned his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, in 2002. He has worked in India, Ethiopia, Oman, and South Korea and has established excellence in teaching and novel research. He used to teach various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has edited three books and authored two book. He has published about 155 research and review articles. His expertise is in the cutting-edge area of nanochemistry, nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials sciences, and materials chemistry especially in the field of inorganic and nanohybrid materials such as synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles, their nanocomposites, metal oxides (such as TiO2, ZnO, SnO2, CeO2, etc.), and chalcogenides (such as CdS, ZnS, MoS2, etc.). He is also extensively working on the band gap engineering of semiconductors (such as metal oxides and chalcogenides). The synthesized nanostructured materials are used for heterogeneous photocatalysis, hydrogen production, photoelectrodes, solar cells, sensors, and biological applications such as antibacterial, antifungal, antibiofilm activities, etc.