Recent Advances in Photo/Electrocatalytic Water Splitting

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 920

Special Issue Editors


E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; hydrogen production; organic oxidation; quantum dots; carbon dots

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: photocatalysis; hydrogen production; organic oxidation; quantum dots; LDH materials

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: photocatalysis; supercapacitors; hydrogen production; pollutant remediation

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Normal University, Harbin 150025, China
Interests: carbon dots; gold nanoclusters; nano-enzyme; fluorescence detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extensive research has been conducted on the development of photocatalytic and electrocatalytic water splitting systems in response to increased demand for clean and renewable energy. Many studies have contributed to the development of high-efficiency photocatalysts and electrocatalysts with high activity and stability. Novel catalytic systems have also been developed to couple hydrogen production with organic oxidation reactions as an alternative to slow oxygen evolution reactions, though more in-depth studies of their mechanisms are required. Photo-assisted electrocatalytic systems are also being investigated beyond the traditional the use of photoelectrochemical cells. In order to highlight the most significant recent progress in this field, this Special Issue mainly focuses on the following topics:

  • Photocatalysis for water splitting;
  • Electrocatalysis for water splitting;
  • Alternative organic reactions coupled with hydrogen production;
  • Photo-assisted electrocatalytic systems for water splitting;
  • Heterojunction photocatalysts and electrocatalysts with improved performance.

If you would like to submit a paper for publication in this Special Issue or have any questions, please contact the in-house editor, Mr. Ives Liu (ives.liu@mdpi.com).

Prof. Dr. Baodong Mao
Dr. Yanhong Liu
Dr. Afaq Ullah Khan
Prof. Dr. Fang Chai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • water splitting
  • organic oxidation coupled hydrogen production
  • photo-assisted electrocatalysis
  • mechanism studies

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Review

53 pages, 2611 KiB  
Review
Recent Advances in Graphene-Based Single-Atom Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction and H2 Production
by Muhammad Yasir Akram, Tuba Ashraf, Muhammad Saqaf Jagirani, Ahsan Nazir, Muhammad Saqib and Muhammad Imran
Catalysts 2024, 14(6), 343; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14060343 - 24 May 2024
Viewed by 361
Abstract
The extensive use of single-atom catalysts (SACs) has appeared as a significant area of investigation in contemporary study. The single-atom catalyst, characterized by its maximum atomic proficiency and great discernment of the transition-metal center, has a unique combination of benefits from both heterogeneous [...] Read more.
The extensive use of single-atom catalysts (SACs) has appeared as a significant area of investigation in contemporary study. The single-atom catalyst, characterized by its maximum atomic proficiency and great discernment of the transition-metal center, has a unique combination of benefits from both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts. Consequently, it effectively bridges the gap between these two types of catalysts, leveraging their distinctive features. The utilization of SACs immobilized on graphene substrates has garnered considerable interest, primarily because of their capacity to facilitate selective and efficient photocatalytic processes. This review aims to comprehensively summarize the progress and potential uses of SACs made from graphene in photocatalytic carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction and hydrogen (H2) generation. The focus is on their contribution to converting solar energy into chemical energy. The present study represents the various preparation methods and characterization approaches of graphene-based single-atom photocatalyst This review investigates the detailed mechanisms underlying these photocatalytic processes and discusses recent studies that have demonstrated remarkable H2 production rates through various graphene-based single-atom photocatalysts. Additionally, the pivotal roleof theoretical simulations, likedensity functional theory (DFT), to understand the structural functional relationships of these SACs are discussed. The potential of graphene-based SACs to revolutionize solar-to-chemical energy conversion through photocatalytic CO2 reduction and H2 production is underscored, along with addressing challenges and outlining future directions for this developing area of study. By shedding light on the progress and potential of these catalysts, this review contributes to the collective pursuit of sustainable and efficient energy conversion strategies to mitigate the global climate crisis. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Photo/Electrocatalytic Water Splitting)
Back to TopTop