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Special Issue "Advances in the Synthesis and Applications of Transition/Noble Metal Oxide Photocatalysts"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 April 2023) | Viewed by 8392
Special Issue Editor
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis; pharmaceutical drug; organic dyes; semiconductor nanomatirials
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Special Issue Information
In recent years, photocatalysis, due to its high efficiency, safety and profitability, has become an effective technology for solving environmental problems, for example, in wastewater treatment for the removal of organic pollutants. Despite all the positives of semiconductor photocatalysts, they have disadvantages such as the fast recombination rate of photogenerated electron–hole pairs, low quantum yield and high band gap value. The rapid recombination of the photogenerated pairs (e−/h+), following energy activation of the catalyst, inhibits the redox process and thus results in reduced photocatalytic activity. It is necessary to study a method for optimizing the semiconductor structure in order to improve separation efficiency and to inhibit recombination efficiency toward enhancing the photocatalytic properties of the semiconductor. The recombination process decreases when the surface of the semiconductor is modified by transition/noble metals. Therefore, photocatalysts modified with transition/noble metal oxides can enhance the photocatalytic decomposition of organic pollutants in wastewater.
The aim of the Special Issue “Advances in the Synthesis and Applications of Transition/Noble Metal Oxides Photocatalysts” is to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in solving environmental problems via photocatalysts. In this context, we request you submit your articles to our Special Issue on or before April 23, 2023, so that it may be included article in the upcoming issue.
Dr. Nina Kaneva
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- transition/noble metal oxides
- organic pollutants
- water purification