Advanced Photocatalysts Based on Metal Nanoparticle/Metal–Organic Framework Composites

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2022) | Viewed by 428

Special Issue Editors

1. College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
2. State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China
3. Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: water pollution control; wastewater treatment; photocatalysis technology; harmful algae blooms (HABs); combined sewer overflows (CSOs)
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Dr. Xingtao Xu
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International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba-City, Japan
Interests: nanomaterials for water-energy-sustainability nexus
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

In recent years, with the rapid development of the economy and society, water pollution and water shortages have become restrictive factors for social and economic development. Emerging environmental nanotechnology with nanomaterials as the core, such as adsorption, advanced oxidation, membrane separation, and capacitive deionization (CDI), has shown great application prospects in the field of water treatment. Among these technologies, photocatalysis is blooming in the field of energy and environment due to its multifaceted applications, such as in pollutant degradation, water splitting, fuel conversion, antimicrobial activities, etc. Metal nanoparticle (MNP)/metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of crystalline hybrid porous material due to their regular pores, high specific surface area (~10000 m2 g-1), and super-large pores. The advantages of capacity (nearly 90% of its own volume), structural diversity, and other advantages give it excellent porous structure characteristics, which have attracted wide attention from researchers in the field of water treatment and have become a frontier hotspot in the field of environment and ecology in recent years.

In order to better promote the development of the application of MNP/MOF materials in the field of water treatment, a Special Issue on “Advanced Photocatalysts Based on Metal Nanoparticle/Metal–Organic Framework Composites” has been launched in Catalysts. The scope of the call for papers includes (but is not limited to) the following research directions: the synthesis strategies of MNP/MOF composites; the application of MNP/MOF in water treatment (photocatalytic hydrogen production, carbon dioxide reduction, organic transformation reactions and photodegradation of pollutants, etc.); adsorption (organic pollutants, heavy metals, radioactive ions); advanced oxidation (photocatalysis, Fenton, sulfate radical, ozone, etc.); membrane separation; capacitor deionization (seawater desalination, heavy metal removal, etc.); research in other related fields of water treatment.

Prof. Dr. Gongduan Fan

Prof. Dr. Xingtao Xu
Guest Editors

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  • metal nanoparticles (MNP)
  • metal–organic frameworks (MOF)
  • composite
  • synthesis strategies
  • photocatalysis
  • adsorption
  • advanced oxidation
  • water treatment

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