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Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Photocatalytical Technology in Asia"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Photocatalysts can clearly demonstrate artificial photosynthesis for water splitting and conversion of carbon dioxide into useful fuel, as well as complete decomposition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and bacteria into mineralization. So far, many researchers have endeavored to design and develop the photofunctional materials which operate under fluorescent light or solar light, and some products are on the market.
This Special Issue is going to be focused on “State-of-the-Art Photocatalytical Technology in Asia”. Fundamental exploration of the syntheses, characterizations, and applications in technological- and industrial-scale development of photocatalysts are of prime importance to this Special Issue. We welcome both review and original research articles on all aspects of heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Artificial photosynthesis for water splitting and reduction of carbon dioxide;
- Water and air treatment for decomposition of organic compounds and anti-bacteria;
- Titanium dioxide transparent film photocatalyst (self-cleaning, anti-fogging effects) and their related photofunctional materials;
- Visible light-responsible photocatalyst and new materials;
- Photoassisted fine organic synthesis.
Prof. Dr. Shinya Higashimoto
Prof. Dr. Satoshi Kaneco
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Honda–Fujishima effect
- TiO2 photocatalyst
- Non-TiO2 photocatalyst
- Visible light-sensitive photocatalyst
- Band gap engineering
- Artificial photosynthesis for H2 production and CO2 utilization
- Photo-assisted fine organic synthesis
- Photo–Fenton reactions
- Air/water purification
- Large scale and commercial applications
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.