Special Issue "Photo(Electro)Catalysis for CO2 Reduction and H2 Production"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chang-Tang Chang Website E-Mail
Faculty of Department of Environmental Engineering, National I-lan University Taiwan, Yilan County, Taiwan
Phone: +886-939034143
Interests: application and development of catalyst and photo-catalyst; Air quality and water quality assessment; Control and measurement of nanoparticle and surface studies
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chin-Jung Lin Website E-Mail
Faculty of Department of Environmental Engineering, National I-lan University Taiwan, Yilan County, Taiwan
Phone: +886-3957400
Interests: Functionalized nanostructured materials; Solar water splitting; Solid-state hydrogen storage; CO2 reduction and capture
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yen-Ping Peng Website E-Mail
Faculty of Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
Phone: +886-4-23590121#33609
Interests: Synthesis; Characterization and application of nano-materials (in atmospheric environment); Photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2; Photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photo(Electro)catalysis for CO2 reduction and H2 production is a journal which will brings you key explanation towards pivotal issues of energy crisis and pollution . Due to climatic changes and lack of energy sources, it becomes crucial to amend our prospective in energy production and conservation of the surroundings. Utilization of solar energy as a source for catalysis to produce hydrogen as well as fuels from carbon based sources provides an encouraging approach. The hydrogen production by water splitting is one of the prominent methodology which is been carried out from past few decades. In addition, the photocatalytic conversion of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be a better feasible chemical fuel. Catalysts are the sole mediator which can be used to improve the air quality and conservation of energy. As photo-catalyst materials are the most gradually studied topic for the research; we are interested to focus on the technology which relates to a much broader area of photo-chemical reaction and electro-chemical reaction. This can unveil more research work towards rapid and cleaner environment. Keeping the industrial research into concern; the catalyst developed should be greener and economical. So, this special issue journal of Catalysts on Photo(Electro)catalysis for CO2 reduction and H2 production will become a complete package of research works focused on the cleaner, economical and diverse technology for the addressing the issues on environmental safeguard and sustainable energy.

Prof. Dr. Chang-Tang Chang
Prof. Dr. Chin-Jung Lin
Prof. Dr. Yen-Ping Peng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Photo-catalyst
  • Electro-catalyst
  • Photo-electrochemical
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Carbon dioxide Reduction
  • Greener Pollutants Removal

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Photocatalytic Performance of NiO/NiTiO3 Composite Nanofiber Films
Catalysts 2019, 9(6), 561; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060561 - 24 Jun 2019
Abstract
Photocatalytic degradation of pollutants is one of the cleanest technologies for environmental remediation. Herein, we prepared NiO/NiTiO3 heterostructure nanofiber (200 nm) films by electrospinning and high temperature heat treatment, using nickel acetate and tetrabutyltitanate as nickel and titanium sources, respectively. The NiO/NiTiO [...] Read more.
Photocatalytic degradation of pollutants is one of the cleanest technologies for environmental remediation. Herein, we prepared NiO/NiTiO3 heterostructure nanofiber (200 nm) films by electrospinning and high temperature heat treatment, using nickel acetate and tetrabutyltitanate as nickel and titanium sources, respectively. The NiO/NiTiO3 heterostructure has advantages of good photodegradation rate constant and stability. By controlling the temperature, we can optimize the phase composition of these nanofibers for better photocatalytic performance. Based on our findings of the Rhodamine B degradation results, the best performance was obtained with 10% NiO and 90% NiTiO3; 92.9% of the Rhodamine B (5 mg/L) was degraded after reaction under full spectrum irradiation for 60 min. More importantly, the repeating test showed that these nanofiber films can remain active and stable after multiple cycles. The mechanisms of the photocatalysis reactions were also discussed. This demonstration provides a guideline in designing a new photocatalyst that we hope will serve the environmental needs for this and the coming century. Full article
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