Special Issue "TiO2-Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Environmental and Energy-Related Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
Interests: degradation of organic wastes; electric generation using photoanodes; photovoltaic cell; photofuel cell; adsorption property; surface modification; co-catalysis; charge separation processes
Titania has been used as one of the highly stable and UV-active photocatalysts for the decomposition of harmful organic waste and for the generation of electricity in many studies. The power generation frequently employs the titania photoanodes of photovoltaic cells, such as solar or photofuel cells. Therefore, titania should be a model photocatalyst for studies on its development and for the creation of new photocatalysts exhibiting a high performance. The titania structure and morphology should be investigated for the improvement of such functions in the context of the previous successful results of the titania studies. Effective adsorption, oxidation, and reduction are required for a high photocatalytic performance. The catalytic activity, absorptivity, and connectivity of a material surface can be improved by surface modification. Such technologies are applicable for creating new functional materials and for advancing their functions for development in various fields. In the future, visible-light driven photocatalysts can be developed based on the titania studies. In this regard, we invite authors to submit original research articles on titania-based nanomaterials for advanced environmental and energy-related applications.
Prof. Dr. Hiromasa Nishikiori
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- organic compound degradation
- electric generation
- solar cell
- photofuel cell
- surface modification