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Photocatalysis

Principles and Applications

Photocatalysis by Rakshit Ameta
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Photocatalysis, reactions carried out in the presence of a semiconductor and light, is rapidly becoming one of the most active areas of chemical research, with applications in areas such as electrochemistry, medicine, and environmental chemistry, Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications stresses the development of various types of photocatalytic semiconductors, including binary, ternary, quaternary, and composite, and their modifications by metallization, sensitization, and doping to enhance their photocatalytic activities. In addition to describing the principles and mechanisms of photocatalysis, it also discusses other possible applications of photocatalysis such as use as antifouling agents, controlling air pollution by degrading contaminants present in the environment, self-cleaning of glasses and tiles in the presence of light/artificial light, green composites, wastewater treatment, hydrogen generation, and inactivation of microorganisms. The book also describes medical applications and summarizes efforts in the field of photosplitting of water as a newer energy source and photoreduction of carbon dioxide for providing synthetic fuels and also a step towards mimicking photosynthesis.

  • Introduces the basic principle of photocatalysis.
  • Provides an overview of the types of semiconductors, their immobilization, and modifications to make them more active.
  • Gives possible applications of photocatalysis in wastewater treatment and strategy to combat against different kinds of pollutions like water, air, and soil.
  • Summarizes efforts in the field of photosplitting of water as a newer energy source and photoreduction of carbon dioxide for providing synthetic fuels and as a step towards mimicking photosynthesis.
  • Discusses inactivation of different kinds of microorganisms.
  • Covers medical applications.

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  • Introduces the basic principle of photocatalysis.
  • Provides an overview of the types of semiconductors, their immobilization, and modifications to make them more active.
  • Gives possible applications of photocatalysis in wastewater treatment and strategy to combat against different kinds of pollutions like water, air, and soil.
  • Summarizes efforts in the field of photosplitting of water as a newer energy source and photoreduction of carbon dioxide for providing synthetic fuels and as a step towards mimicking photosynthesis.
  • Discusses inactivation of different kinds of microorganisms.
  • Covers medical applications.
CRC Press; November 2016
340 pages; ISBN 9781482254945
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Title: Photocatalysis
Author: Rakshit Ameta; Suresh C. Ameta