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Semiconductor Photocatalysis

Materials, Mechanisms and Applications

Edited by Wenbin Cao

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Photocatalysis is a hot topic because it is an environmentally friendly approach toward the conversion of light energy into chemical energy at mild reaction environments. Also, it is well applied in several major areas such as water splitting, bacterial inactivation, and pollutants elimination, which is a possible solution to energy shortage and environmental issues. The fundamental knowledge and the frontier research progress in typical photocatalytic materials, such as TiO2-based and non-TiO2-based photocatalysts, are included in this book. Methods to improve the photocatalytic efficiency and to provide a hint for the rational design of the new photocatalysts are covered.

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Semiconductor PhotocatalysisMaterials, Mechanisms and ApplicationsEdited by Wenbin Cao

Published: August 24th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61384

ISBN: 978-953-51-2483-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2484-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4189-1

Copyright year: 2016

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43367 Total Chapter Downloads

58 Crossref Citations

111 Web of Science Citations

166 Dimensions Citations


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1. TiO2- and ZnO-Based Materials for Photocatalysis: Material Properties, Device Architecture and Emerging Concepts

By Olga M. Ishchenko, Vincent Rogé, Guillaume Lamblin and Damien Lenoble


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2. Influences of Doping on Photocatalytic Properties of TiO2 Photocatalyst

By Fei Huang, Aihua Yan and Hui Zhao


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3. Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Nanostructured Arrays Prepared by Microwave-Assisted Solvothermal Method

By Ana Pimentel, Daniela Nunes, Sónia Pereira, Rodrigo Martins and Elvira Fortunato


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4. First Principle Evaluation of Photocatalytic Suitability for TiO2-Based Nanotubes

By Yuri F. Zhukovskii, Sergey Piskunov, Oleg Lisovski, Andrei Chesnokov and Dmitry Bocharov


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5. Pulsed Laser-Deposited TiO2-based Films: Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Photocatalytic Activity

By Oksana Linnik, Nataliia Chorna, Nataliia Smirnova, Anna Eremenko, Oleksandr Korduban, Nicolaie Stefan, Carmen Ristoscu, Gabriel Socol, Marimona Miroiu and Ion N. Mihailescu


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6. Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance by Nanostructured Semiconductors with Glancing Angle Deposition Method

By Shuang Shuang, Zheng Xie and Zhengjun Zhang


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7. Insights into the Mechanism of Photocatalytic Degradation of Volatile Organic Compounds on TiO2 by Using In-situ DRIFTS

By Song Sun and Fan Zhang


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8. Typical Non–TiO2-Based Visible-Light Photocatalysts

By Pengyu Dong, Xinguo Xi and Guihua Hou


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9. Some Unitary, Binary, and Ternary Non-TiO2 Photocatalysts

By Martyna Marchelek, Magdalena Diak, Magda Kozak, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska and Ewelina Grabowska


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10. BiOX (X = Cl, Br, and I) Photocatalysts

By Liqun Ye


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11. Metal Organic Frameworks as Emerging Photocatalysts

By Ahmad Alshammari, Zheng Jiang and Kyle E. Cordova


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12. Indium-Containing Visible-Light-Driven (VLD) Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion and Environment Remediation

By Xiangchao Zhang, Duan Huang, Kaiqiang Xu, Difa Xu, Fang Liu and Shiying Zhang


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13. β-FeOOH/TiO2 Heterojunction for Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic Inactivation of E. coli

By Mahabubur Chowdhury, Ncumisa Mpongwana, Franscious Cummings, Veruscha Fester and Seteno Ntwampe


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14. Alternative Approaches in Development of Heterogeneous Titania-Based Photocatalyst

By Yolice P. Moreno, Cicero C. Escobar, William L. da Silva and João H.Z. dos Santos


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15. Metal–Semiconductor Hybrid Nano-Heterostructures for Photocatalysis Application

By Nimai Mishra


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16. Fabrication of Semiconductor with Modified Microstructure for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Under Visible Light

By Tao Yang, Xinmei Hou, Junhong Chen and Kuo‐Chih Chou


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17. Photocatalytic Activity of Quantum Dots

By Hamid Reza Rajabi


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18. Graphene Materials to Remove Organic Pollutants and Heavy Metals from Water: Photocatalysis and Adsorption

By Eduardo E. Pérez-Ramírez, Miguel de la Luz-Asunción, Ana L. Martínez-Hernández and Carlos Velasco-Santos


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19. Photocatalytic Membranes for Efficient Water Treatment

By Alex T Kuvarega and Bhekie B Mamba


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20. Degradation of Lignin Derivatives by Photocatalysts

By Colin Awungacha Lekelefac and Peter Czermak


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21. Photocatalytic Removal of Organics over BiVO4-Based Photocatalysts

By Kunfeng Zhang, Jiguang Deng, Yuxi Liu, Shaohua Xie and Hongxing Dai


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22. Photocatalytic Properties of Commercially Available TiO2 Powders for Pollution Control

By Manuel Nuño, Richard J. Ball and Chris R. Bowen


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23. A New Frontier of Photocatalysis Employing Micro-Sized TiO2: Air/Water Pollution Abatement and Self-Cleaning/ Antibacterial Applications

By Claudia L. Bianchi, Carlo Pirola, Marta Stucchi, Benedetta Sacchi, Giuseppina Cerrato, Sara Morandi, Alessandro Di Michele, Alessandra Carletti and Valentino Capucci


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