Special Issue "Progression in Photocatalytic Materials for Efficient Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: photocatalysis; dye degradation; water splitting; energy storage and conversion
Interests: energy storage and conversion; photocatalysis; optoelectronic devices
Interests: photocatalysis; characterization technique
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Photocatalysis is considered as one of the promising techniques to address the energy supply and a remedy for environmental degradation problems. It simultaneously covers the solar energy conversion and storage objectives by utilizing solar energy into chemical energy. In recent years, sufficient efforts have been made to utilize semiconductor photocatalysts. Currently at the commercial scale, TiO2 is in use, but wide bandgap has limited its effect to the UV region only. Considering the limitation, several strategies have been proposed to tune the bandgap, increasing the surface kinetics, lowering the recombination rate, developing a novel mechanism, etc., which are beneficial for optimizing photocatalytic activity. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and challenges in designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and establishing advanced/efficient photocatalytic systems.
Dr. Faryal Idrees
Dr. Faheem K. Butt
Dr. Samia ben Hammouda
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water splitting
- H2 Production
- NOx degradation
- dye degradation
- Type-II scheme
- solar light
- laser photolysis