Special Issue "Emerging Polymeric Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 2633
Interests: 2D nanomaterials; photocatalysis; solar-driven H2O2 production; water treatment; antibacterial
Interests: disinfection; photocatalysis/catalysis; advanced oxidation process (AOP)
Polymeric materials are emerging and promising semiconductors for energy and environmental applications. This is because they are based on Earth-abundant elements. More importantly, the bandgap, charge carrier mobility and band energy level of polymeric materials are molecularly tunable. Such unique features of polymers are motivating researchers to develop innovative polymeric semiconductors for various photocatalysis reactions that can solve the current energy and environmental challenges.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research papers, reviews, and perspectives on polymer-based photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications. Submissions are welcome especially (but not exclusively) in the following areas:
- Development of novel polymeric materials for photocatalysis;
- Functionalization of polymeric materials for photocatalysis;
- Rational design of polymeric composite photocatalysts;
- Innovative techniques for characterizing polymeric photocatalysts;
- Photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications, e.g., water splitting, CO2 reduction, H2O2 production, pollutant degradation, bacteria disinfection, advanced oxidation processes, and the photoreforming of biomass
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Xiangkang Zeng
Prof. Dehua Xia
Dr. Heng Zhao
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- Polymeric photocatalysts
- Water splitting
- CO2 photoreduction
- Light-driven H2O2 production
- Photocatalytic organic pollution degradation
- Photocatalytic bacteria disinfection
- Photocatalysts for advanced oxidation process
- Photoreforming of biomass