Special Issue "Heterogeneous Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Nanomaterials"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
Dr. Mario J. Muñoz-Batista
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie (C-3), Ctra Nnal IV, Km 396, E-14014, Córdoba, Spain
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Interests: TiO2-based materials, nanomaterials, materials characterization, heterogeneous catalysis, kinetic and mathematical modelling of photo-reactors
Heterogeneous photocatalysis is an advanced oxidation process that uses semiconductors in the degradation and transformation of organic pollutants, production of hydrogen using bio-molecules, conversion of CO2 into high value-added industrial chemicals and hydrocarbon fuels as well as degradation of biological microorganisms, among other applications. The photocatalytic process is largely defined by the properties of the catalyst. In this regard, an exceptional window of opportunity has been opened by using of nanomaterials. Single-phase TiO2 or TiO2-base systems, doped and composite materials, other oxides semiconductors (SnO2, ZnO, ZrO2, Bi2O3, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, WO3, CeO2, Cu2O), metal–organic frameworks, graphite-like carbon nitride and other nonoxidic photocatalyts, among others, are materials potentially efficient for a wide range of photocatalytic applications.
Based on these ideas, we would like to invite authors to present papers and short reviews in a broad range of photocatalysis and photocatalytic nanomaterials topics for this Special Issue. Studies could range from the nanomaterials synthesis and activity photocatalytic studies, photo-reaction kinetics and mechanism analysis, selectivity and stability analysis, light-matter interaction and photocatalytic modelling.
Dr. Mario J. Muñoz-Batista
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
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- photocatalytic applications
- UV-Visible-IR-Sunlight (sunlight-type) irradiation
- photocatalytic modelling
- quantum efficiency and yield