Special Issue "Photo- and Photoelectro-Chemical Processes for Energy Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
The conversion of sunlight into chemical energy—i.e. to drive thermodynamically uphill reactions such as the conversion of CO2 (also known as artificial photosynthesis) and the splitting of water to produce H2 by photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reactions—can provide a package solution for the current negative impacts of global warming and growing energy demand using an inexhaustible energy source. Despite the longstanding interest in these processes and the extensive research efforts so far, challenges remain in improving the activity and selectivity for both reactions in energy applications and existing demonstrations are limited to small setups.
In line with the increasing attention that photo-activated processes have received in the last year, the Special Issue "Photo- and photoelectro-chemical processes for energy applications", will report on the latest and most important fundamental and technological advances in water splitting and CO2 valorization, mainly focused on (but not limited to) two aspects: (i) Innovative photoactive materials, including improved synthesis and characterization methods, and (ii) efficient photoreactor geometries to enhance light harvesting and mass transfer. Authors are invited to submit their latest results; original papers, communications and reviews are welcomed.
Dr. Jonathan Albo
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- photoactive materials
- chemical energy