Photocatalytic Semiconductors

Synthesis, Characterization, and Environmental Applications

  • Aracely Hernández-Ramírez
  • Iliana Medina-Ramírez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Aracely Hernández-Ramírez, Iliana Medina-Ramírez
    Pages 1-40
  3. Roberto Candal, Azael Martínez-de la Cruz
    Pages 41-67
  4. Iliana Medina-Ramírez, Aracely Hernández-Ramírez, M. Lourdes Maya-Treviño
    Pages 69-102
  5. Monserrat Bizarro, Sandra E. Rodil
    Pages 103-153
  6. Erika Bustos, Juan Manríquez, Juan Manuel Peralta-Hernández, Edgar J. Ruiz-Ruiz
    Pages 155-185
  7. Laura Hinojosa-Reyes, Jorge Luis Guzmán-Mar, Minerva Villanueva-Rodríguez
    Pages 187-228
  8. Jorge Luis Guzmán-Mar, Minerva Villanueva-Rodríguez, Laura Hinojosa-Reyes
    Pages 229-254
  9. Erick R. Bandala, Erika Bustos
    Pages 255-278
  10. Aracely Hernández-Ramírez, Iliana Medina-Ramírez
    Pages 279-285
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book


This critical volume examines the different methods used for the synthesis of a great number of photocatalysts, including TiO2, ZnO, and other modified semiconductors, as well as characterization techniques used for determining the optical, structural and morphological properties of the semiconducting materials. Additionally, the authors discuss photoelectrochemical methods for determining the light activity of the photocatalytic semiconductors by means of measurement of properties such as band gap energy, flat band potential, and kinetics of hole and electron transfer. Photocatalytic Semiconductors: Synthesis, Characterization and Environmental Applications provides an overview of the semiconductor materials from first- to third-generation photocatalysts and their applications in wastewater treatment and water disinfection. The book further presents economic and toxicological aspects in the production and application of photocatalytic materials.

This book also:

·       Provides a broad perspective of semiconductors materials with photocatalytic properties

·       Emphasizes the importance of the physicochemical and electrochemical characterization of photcatalytic materials

·       Includes synthesis methods that produce photocatalytic materials with suitable properties for environmental applications


Environmental photocatalysis Heterogeneous photocatalysis Photocatalytic materials Semiconducting materials Wastewater treatment Water disinfection

Editors and affiliations

  • Aracely Hernández-Ramírez
    • 1
  • Iliana Medina-Ramírez
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias QuímicasUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Cd. Universitaria. C.P.San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L.Mexico
  2. 2.Departamento de QuímicaUniversidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Ciudad Universitaria. C.P.Aguascalientes, Ags.Mexico

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