Visible Light Photocatalysis: Mechanisms and Applications

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

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Interests: photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; magnetic photocatalysts; plasmonic photocatalysts

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Dear Colleagues,

Noble metals have been used for the enhancement of photocatalytic activity of wide-bandgap semiconductors for more than forty years; moreover, their use as “plasmonic sensitizers” has recently been investigated, due to the ability of vis absorption through localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Additionally, there is also a growing demand for efficient photocatalysts due to the increasing need for environmental purification and protection as well as sustainable renewable energy.

This Special Issue, entitled "Visible Light Photocatalysis: Mechanisms and Applications", aims to publish promising recent and original research papers on the preparation, mechanism and photocatalysis of the new plasmonic photocatalyst.

Specifically, the topics of this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Advanced and innovative photocatalytic processes for the purification of water and/or air.
  • Preparation and characterization of new photocatalysts (both homogeneous and heterogeneous) for photocatalytic application and/or renewable energy.
  • Green and environmentally friendly photocatalytic processes for the environmental purification and protection, photocatalytic application and renewable energy.

Original results from all areas of plasmonic photocatalysts supplying new advances into mechanisms and applications are extremely welcome.

Dr. Kunlei Wang
Prof. Dr. Zhishun Wei
Dr. Zuzanna Bielan
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Keywords

  • photocatalyst
  • nanomaterials
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • environmental purification and protection
  • photocatalytic application
  • renewable energy
  • visible light

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Noble Metal Modified TiO2 Hierarchically Structured Microspheres with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity
by Haisheng Huang, Juan Wang, Qi Kong, Yao Xu, Zhishun Wei and Ying Chang
Catalysts 2023, 13(6), 995; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal13060995 - 12 Jun 2023
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Anatase TiO2 hierarchically structured microspheres with co-exposed {001}/{101} facets were prepared by a facile one-pot hydrothermal method. The influences of reaction temperature on the morphology and crystallization of microspheres were investigated systematically. The obtained microspheres possessed better morphology and crystallization when the [...] Read more.
Anatase TiO2 hierarchically structured microspheres with co-exposed {001}/{101} facets were prepared by a facile one-pot hydrothermal method. The influences of reaction temperature on the morphology and crystallization of microspheres were investigated systematically. The obtained microspheres possessed better morphology and crystallization when the reaction temperature was 160 °C. Different noble metals (Au, Ag, Cu, Pt, Pd) were used for the microspheres modification, and the experimental results exhibited that the photocatalytic activities of the noble metal modified microspheres were enhanced obviously, especially for the Pt-modified sample (TPt), which showed the highest photocatalytic activity in degradation of tetracycline hydrochloride (the TPt sample showed the largest improvement, i.e., the activity reached 1.47 times higher than that of the bare sample) and hydrogen production (the largest improvement was also observed for the TPt sample, i.e., the activity was more than 30 times as the bare sample, reaching more than 300 μmol·g−1·h−1). Finally, a photocatalytic reaction mechanism involving the synergy of co-exposed {001}/{101} crystal facets with noble metals was proposed according to the as-obtained experimental results. Full article
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