Yunjin Yao

Dr. Yunjin Yao’s research focuses on synthesis, characterization, and application of functional nanomaterials and pollution control principles and applications of various environmental technologies, particularly various advanced oxidation processes in water and air. He has published more than 50 original journal publications (including top-ranking journals, such as Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Water Research, and Chemical Engineering Journal) and 13 patents and delivered over 20 plenary/keynote/invited presentations. His current projects include chemical and photocatalytic degradation kinetics and mechanisms of organic pollutants. Apart from his personal research, he also serves as an editorial board member of American Chemical Science Journal, Journal of Applied Chemical Science International, and Journal of Analytical, Bioanalytical and Separation Techniques.

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Carbon-based photocatalysis has been considered as an economic, safe, renewable, and clean technology, for various applications. However, the pristine carbon material is usually restricted by unsatisfactory photocatalytic efficiency and practical applications due to the insufficient solar light absorption, the low-surface area, and the fast recombination of photogenerated electron-hole pairs. Various modification strategies, such as elemental and molecular doping, preparation of mesoporous carbon materials, and combination of conductive materials, are adopted to enhance the photocatalytic activity of carbon materials. In this book, we intend to describe the great potential of efficient and low-cost carbon-based materials in various realms, such as photodegradation of organic compounds, water splitting, and selective organic transformations.

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