Special Issue "Advanced Photo/Electrocatalytic Nanomaterials 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: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 50

Special Issue Editors

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
Interests: photocatalytic; semiconductor nanomaterials; wastewater treatment; energy and environmental applications
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Dr. Huibin Ge
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School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
Interests: photocatalytic
Dr. Jian Xuan
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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yan'an University, Xi'an, China
Interests: electrochemical energy storage devices; electrochemical sensors; carbon-based nanomaterials
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
Interests: photocatalytic; semiconductor nanomaterials; wastewater treatment; energy and environmental applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the depletion of fossil resources (coal, oil, natural gas), and the environmental pollution caused by the massive use of them, it is urgent to develop renewable energy. The development and utilization of solar energy is of great significance to the energy security and ecological civilization construction of a country. Photo/Electrocatalytic technology, which can directly convert solar energy into high value-added fuel and chemical materials, or degrade a wide range of organic pollutants into easily degradable intermediates or less toxic small molecular substances, is regarded as one of the most important ways to solve the global energy shortage and environmental pollution problem. Photo/Electrocatalytic nanomaterials, such as metal oxides, chalcogenides, chalcohalides, perovskites, transition metal carbide or nitride (MXene), carbon-based materials, and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) due to the benefits of being easy to separate, absorbing the sunlight, and having numerous active sites have gained significant attention. However, the Photo/Electrocatalytic activity of nanomaterials to date has hardly satisfied the efficiency values required for this promising strategy due to kinetic limitations. The catalyst design, preparation, and modification are proposed to overcome the significant problems existing in the field of modern photo/electrocatalysis. Hence, there are extremely high requirements for the development of efficient photo/electrocatalysts and the understanding of the principle of photo/electrocatalytic water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, nitrogen reduction, and other processes. This Special Issue will present comprehensive research outlining progress on the application of nanomaterials in photo/electrocatalytic technology. This includes the utilization of modification methods, mechanism exploration, and the construction of new kinds of structures to improve performance in photo/electrocatalytic applications. We invite authors to contribute original research articles and review articles covering the current progress in the field of photo/electrocatalytic nanomaterials.

Dr. Rui Li
Dr. Huibin Ge
Dr. Jian Xuan
Dr. Jianxin Liu
Guest Editors

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  • photo/electrocatalytic technology
  • semiconductor nanomaterials
  • solar energy
  • wastewater degradation
  • water splitting
  • hydrogen energy
  • ammonia synthesis

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