Special Issue "Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Energy crises and global warming are key challenges for researchers in order to develop a sustainable society for the future. Solar energy conversion is a remarkable, clean, and sustainable solution to nullify the effects of fossil fuels. The findings of photocatalytic hydrogen production (PCHP) by Fujishima and Honda realized that “water will be the coal for the future”. Hydrogen is a carbon-free clean fuel with a high specific energy of combustion. Titanium oxide (TiO2), graphitic-carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and cadmium sulfide (CdS) are three pillars of water splitting photocatalysts owing to their superior electronic and optical properties. Tremendous research efforts have been made in recent years to fabricate visible or solar-light, active photocatalysts. The main aim of this Special Issue is to present the significant features of oxide, sulfide, and carbon based photocatalysts for cost-effective hydrogen production.
We are pleased to invite submissions in the form of original research articles, communications, and short reviews that reflect key findings of semiconductor photocatalysts in the following topics: UV or visible or solar light assisted hydrogen production; photocatalytic hydrogen evolution (PCHE) using seawater/industrial waste water; and photocatalytic reactor design for efficient hydrogen production.
This Special Issue is not limited to the above-mentioned topics, but also welcome manuscripts on novel photocatalytic materials, systems, or mechanisms for hydrogen production.
Prof. Dr. Misook Kang
Dr. Vignesh Kumaravel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- PCHE under UV or visible or simulated solar light
- PCHE from seawater/ industrial waste water
- PCHE without electron-donors
- PCHE with in-situ electron donors
- Mechanistic aspects of PCHE