Photocatalysis towards a Sustainable Future

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 68

Special Issue Editor

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The School of Osteopathic Medicine, Campbell University, Lillington, NC, USA
Interests: photocatalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pathogens are the leading cause of many infectious diseases, and developing antimicrobial materials with low toxicity contributes to public health. Photocatalysts, by producing radical oxygen species (ROS) with the activation of light, can cause physical damage and kill many microorganisms. Many studies have proven that photocatalysts can effectively inactivate various pathogenic microorganisms in the environment, including bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, viruses, etc. Photocatalysts are also known for their low toxicity and environmentally friendly nature. This Special Issue covers the design, preparation, characteristics, toxicity, and antimicrobial effects of photocatalysts, as well as their associated mechanisms, microbial resistance, ability to optimize the reaction conditions, etc. We invite authors to contribute original research papers and review papers to this Special Issue, focusing on inactivating pathogenic microorganisms using photocatalysts.

Dr. Xiuli Dong
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • photocatalyst
  • photocatalysis
  • antimicrobial effects
  • pathogenic microorganisms
  • toxicity
  • antimicrobial mechanism

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