Special Issue "Latest Developments in Photocatalytic Materials and Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: materials science; nanotechnology; analytical chemistry; photocatalysis; gas sensing; nanofluids; atomic layer deposition; nanocomposites
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalytic materials; carbon nanotubes; nanocomposite materials; immobilization of biologically active units
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Photocatalysis, which uses solar energy as a renewable source, is one of the most promising technologies for the elimination of toxic compounds from water, due to its advantages of high activity, photochemical stability, and cost-efficiency. Beside aqueous applications, it can also significantly increase indoor air quality, addressing the so-called “sick building syndrome” and contribute to eliminating pollutants like VOCs both indoors and outdoors. Besides oxidation, photocatalytic reduction of harmful molecules (e.g., NOx) is an emerging field.
Photocatalytic synthesis is also a major green chemistry field, ranging from artificial photosynthesis of converting CO2 and H2O into organic raw molecules to performing photocatalytic synthetic versions of more sophisticated organic processes.
Many exciting materials and processes have recently appeared in photocatalytic research, including photonic bandgap structures and all-organic photocatalysts.
Using computational chemistry and applying extreme laser infrastructure to understanding the photon absorption, excitation, and dissipation processes as well as the occurring photochemical reactions are also hot topics in this field.
A great challenge of photocatalytic materials is to increase their selectivity, robustness, and electron–hole lifetime as well as to achieve a more optimal use of the solar spectrum.
Although there are already some practical, real-life applications, major breakthroughs leading to the everyday use of photocatalysis are still awaited. For this, new laboratory and scaled-up setups and processes are needed, with robust catalysts and reactors.
The present Special Issue aims to collect studies and results detailing the latest developments in the field of photocatalysis.
Dr. Imre Miklós Szilágyi
Dr. Klára Hernádi
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