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Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for the Application of Pollution Reduction: A Review

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State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
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Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Purkynova 656/123, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Institute of Process Engineering & NETME Centre, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne 3800, Australia
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Research Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching 93350, Malaysia
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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, Semenyih 43500, Malaysia
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1012; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061012
Received: 5 May 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 19 May 2020 / Published: 26 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Characterization, Synthesis and Applications of 2D Nanomaterials)
The material characteristics and properties of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDCs) have gained research interest in various fields, such as electronics, catalytic, and energy storage. In particular, many researchers have been focusing on the applications of TMDCs in dealing with environmental pollution. TMDCs provide a unique opportunity to develop higher-value applications related to environmental matters. This work highlights the applications of TMDCs contributing to pollution reduction in (i) gas sensing technology, (ii) gas adsorption and removal, (iii) wastewater treatment, (iv) fuel cleaning, and (v) carbon dioxide valorization and conversion. Overall, the applications of TMDCs have successfully demonstrated the advantages of contributing to environmental conversation due to their special properties. The challenges and bottlenecks of implementing TMDCs in the actual industry are also highlighted. More efforts need to be devoted to overcoming the hurdles to maximize the potential of TMDCs implementation in the industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDCs) nanomaterials; layered materials; nanocatalysis; gas cleaning; catalysis; pollution reduction; emission control transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDCs) nanomaterials; layered materials; nanocatalysis; gas cleaning; catalysis; pollution reduction; emission control
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Zhang, X.; Teng, S.Y.; Loy, A.C.M.; How, B.S.; Leong, W.D.; Tao, X. Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for the Application of Pollution Reduction: A Review. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1012. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061012

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Zhang X, Teng SY, Loy ACM, How BS, Leong WD, Tao X. Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for the Application of Pollution Reduction: A Review. Nanomaterials. 2020; 10(6):1012. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061012

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Zhang, Xixia, Sin Y. Teng, Adrian C.M. Loy, Bing S. How, Wei D. Leong, and Xutang Tao. 2020. "Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for the Application of Pollution Reduction: A Review" Nanomaterials 10, no. 6: 1012. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061012

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