Green Photocatalyst for Diverge Applications

Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 36)


The demand for sustainable materials in the area of energy and environment has been going forth among researchers over the past several years. This is imputable to the increasing demand globally in the field of energy and environmental sectors to conserve the materials for future needs, either in the form of reuse or reprocessing the materials by environmentally friendly style. The advancement in the green photoactive nanostructure materials for energy- and environmental-related applications has been increased gradually, and sophisticated progress has also been developed and carried out innovatively. Various synthesis approaches have been demonstrated to synthesize materials using environmentally benign chemicals. There are several green chemicals available in our ecosystem, including biomass, recycling chemical waste and carbon dioxide, etc. On the whole, the incorporation of green chemistry is an essential role to maintain vast technological development and the economic competitiveness of advanced social club as easily as for future generations.


Green photocatalyst Nanomaterials Energy Environment Bio-based materials Solar disinfection 



One of the authors D. Durgalakshmi gratefully acknowledges DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship under the sanction DST/INSPIRE/04/2016/000845 for their funding. R. Saravanan gratefully acknowledges financial support from the SERC (CONICYT/FONDAP/15110019), FONDECYT, Government of Chile (Project No.: 11170414), and School of Mechanical Engineering (EUDIM), Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Study in Crystallography and BiophysicsUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical DepartmentUniversity of TarapacáAricaChile
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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