Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

  • Juan M. Coronado
  • Fernando Fresno
  • María D. Hernández-Alonso
  • Raquel Portela

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Juan M. Coronado
    Pages 1-4
  3. Raquel Portela, María Dolores Hernández-Alonso
    Pages 35-66
  4. María Dolores Hernández-Alonso, Raquel Portela, Juan Manuel Coronado
    Pages 67-84
  5. Juan M. Coronado, María Dolores Hernández-Alonso
    Pages 85-101
  6. Sergio García-Rodríguez
    Pages 103-122
  7. Víctor A. de la Peña O’Shea
    Pages 195-216
  8. María Dolores Hernández-Alonso
    Pages 217-244
  9. Silvia Suárez
    Pages 245-267
  10. María Dolores Hernández-Alonso
    Pages 269-286
  11. Raquel Portela
    Pages 287-309
  12. Fernando Fresno, María Dolores Hernández-Alonso
    Pages 329-343
  13. Juan M. Coronado, María D. Hernández-Alonso, Fernando Fresno, Raquel Portela
    Pages 345-348

About this book


Research for the development of more efficient photocatalysts has experienced an almost exponential growth since its popularization in early 1970’s. Despite the advantages of the widely used TiO2, the yield of the conversion of sun power into chemical energy that can be achieved with this material is limited prompting the research and development of  a number of structural, morphological and chemical modifications of TiO2 , as well as a number of novel photocatalysts with very different composition. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a systematic account of the current understanding  of the relationships between the physicochemical properties of the catalysts and photoactivity.


The already long list of photocatalysts phases and their modifications is increasing day by day. By approaching this field from a material sciences angle, an integrated view allows readers to consider the diversity of photocatalysts globally and in connection with other technologies. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a valuable road-map, outlining  the common principles lying behind the diversity of materials, but also delimiting the imprecise border between the contrasted results and the most speculative studies. This broad approach makes it ideal for specialist but also for engineers, researchers and students in related fields.


Heterogeneous photocatalysis Photocatalytic materials Physicochemical properties Solar fuels

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan M. Coronado
    • 1
  • Fernando Fresno
    • 2
  • María D. Hernández-Alonso
    • 3
  • Raquel Portela
    • 4
  1. 1., Campus Universidad Rey Juan CarlosInstitute IMDEA EnergíaMóstolesSpain
  2. 2., Laboratory for Environmental ResearchUniversity of Nova Gorica, Nova GoricaMadridSlovenia
  3. 3., Renewable Energy DivisionCIEMAT-PSAMadridSpain
  4. 4., Institute of Catalysis and PetrochemistrCSICMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5060-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5061-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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