Special Issue "Enhancing the Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Photocatalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Solar energy is the most abundant source of renewable energy conversion and storage. Photocatalysis has demonstrated its promising potential to convert solar energy into chemical energy, which has gained substantial attention and research interests. TiO2, owing to its abundance, nontoxicity, low-cost and good chemical stability, has been one of the most widely investigated photocatalysts in various applications, including photocatalytic self-cleaning, environmental pollutants removal, CO2 photoreduction for fuel generation and photocatalytic hydrogen production from water. However, the inherent limitation of its large bandgap confines its absorbance to the UV region and the considerable recombination of photogenerated electron-hole pairs suppresses its photocatalytic efficiency. Thus, significant efforts have been devoted to the better utilization of solar energy and the enhancement of the photocatalytic activity of TiO2. The most prominent strategies include introducing dopants or defects, dye-sensitization, and coupling with narrow bandgap semiconductors to form heterojunction structures.
This Special Issue aims to encompass original research work and reviews, which focus on tuning the optical, electronic, surface, morphological and structural properties of TiO2, as well as its size, crystallinity and surface facets for improved photocatalytic performance in self-cleaning surfaces, photodegradation of pollutants, photocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen generation and other emerging applications.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit original papers, short communications and reviews for this Special Issue “Enhancing the Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Photocatalysts”.
Walid A. Daoud
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• Photocatalytic water splitting
• CO2 photoreduction
• Photocatalysis-based applications