Special Issue "Recent Advancements in Nanostructured Electro/Photocatalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 102

Special Issue Editors

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Keimyung University, 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 42601, Republic of Korea
Interests: fuel cells; electrochemistry; oxygen reduction reaction; oxygen evolution reaction; water electrolysis
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Dr. Gaddam Rajeshkhanna
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Guest Editor Assistant
Department of Chemistry, NIT Warangal, Warangal-506004, Telangana, India
Interests: nanoscience and nanotechnology; materials chemistry, synthesis of nanostructured materials such as metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, mxenes, metal–organic-framework-derived materials; carbon materials and their composites; electrocatalysis, energy storage and conversion systems such as supercapacitors (solid-state) and fuel cells (MOR and ORR); electrochemical water splitting (OER and HER); electrochemical sensors; water purification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanostructured materials as “electrocatalysts and photocatalysts” have shown great potential as electro-photocatalysts for environmental and energy applications due to their unique physical and chemical properties such as high surface area, enhanced charge transport, tunable bandgap and Improved stability over bulk materials. Electrocatalysts play crucial roles in various energy generation, storage, and conversion applications, such as fuel cells, batteries, and electrolyzers. Electrocatalysts with high levels of activity improve energy efficiency and enhance performance by reducing the potential for electrochemical reactions. In addition, cost-effective electrocatalysts with the same or higher electrocatalytic activity levels as those of commercially available electrodes are required to reduce the associated costs and eventually enable successful commercialization.

On the other hand, photocatalysts are materials that can harness light energy to drive chemical reactions in various environmental interests such as (i) air purification—removing harmful pollutants such as VOCs, NOx, and SOx; (ii) water purification—removing harmful pollutants such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, pesticides, herbicides etc.; (iii) self-cleaning surfaces; (iv) renewable energy—photoelectrochemical water splitting, etc.

This Special Issue invites the submission of original research articles/short communications/long review articles on all aspects of electrocatalysts for energy generation, storage, and conversion technologies together with photocatalysts for environmental applications.

Dr. Shaik Gouse Peera
Guest Editor

Dr. Gaddam Rajeshkhanna
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fuel cells
  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • solar cells
  • microbial/biofuel cells
  • photocatalysis
  • photocatalytic degradation of contaminants

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