Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

From Fundamentals to Green Applications

  • Juan Carlos Colmenares
  • Yi-Jun Xu

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Josep Albero, Hermenegildo García
    Pages 1-31
  3. Tanvi Gadgil, Niyaz Ibrayev, Nurxat Nuraje
    Pages 33-61
  4. Elisa I. García-López, Giuseppe Marcì, Leonardo Palmisano
    Pages 63-107
  5. Ren Su, Flemming Besenbacher, Graham Hutchings
    Pages 109-149
  6. Fang-Xing Xiao, Bin Liu
    Pages 151-173
  7. Xin Li, Jiaguo Yu
    Pages 175-210
  8. Paweł Mazierski, Beata Bajorowicz, Ewelina Grabowska, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska
    Pages 211-248
  9. Lan Yuan, Nan Zhang, Yi-Jun Xu, Juan Carlos Colmenares
    Pages 249-282
  10. Kazuya Imamura, Hiroshi Kominami
    Pages 283-320
  11. Qing Guo, Chuanyao Zhou, Zhibo Ma, Zefeng Ren, Hongjun Fan, Xueming Yang
    Pages 361-416

About this book


The book explains the principles and fundamentals of photocatalysis and highlights the current developments and future potential of the green-chemistry-oriented applications of various inorganic, organic, and hybrid photocatalysts. The book consists of eleven chapters, including the principles and fundamentals of heterogeneous photocatalysis; the mechanisms and dynamics of surface photocatalysis; research on TiO2-based composites with unique nanostructures; the latest developments and advances in exploiting photocatalyst alternatives to TiO2; and photocatalytic materials for applications other than the traditional degradation of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide reduction, water oxidation, a complete spectrum of selective organic transformations and water splitting by photocatalytic reduction. In addition, heterogeneized polyoxometalate materials for photocatalytic purposes and the proper design of photocatalytic reactors and modeling of light are also discussed.

This book appeals to a wide readership of the academic and industrial researchers and it can also be used in the classroom for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on heterogeneous photocatalysis, sustainable chemistry, energy conversion and storage, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental protection, optoelectronics, sensors, and surface and interface scienc

Juan Carlos Colmenares is a Professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

Yi-Jun Xu is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, China.


Carbon dioxide deduction Green reaction processes Heterogeneous photocatalysis Modeling of light Photoreactor design Titanium dioxide photocatalyst Water splitting Water oxidation Mechanisms and dynamics of surface photocatalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Colmenares
    • 1
  • Yi-Jun Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of PhotocatalysisFuzhou UniversityFuzhouChina

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