International Journal of Photoenergy

Development of Visible Light-Responsive Photocatalysts


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Key Lab for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China

2Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka 599-8531, Japan

3Eco-friendly Catalysis and Energy Laboratory (NRL), Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Republic of Korea

4Department of Chemistry, Huaibei Coal Normal College, Huaibei, Anhui, China


Development of Visible Light-Responsive Photocatalysts

Description

Photocatalysis has received considerable attention because of its promising applications such as in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants, photocatalytic dissociation of water, solar energy conversion, and disinfection. As an important semiconductor, photocatalytic materials, titania has been attracting the worldwide attention due to its good chemical stability, insolubility in water, and nontoxic, low cost, and readily available raw materials. However, the relatively high intrinsic band gap of titania can only be excited by a small UV fraction of solar light, which has practically ruled out the use of sunlight as an energy source. On the other hand, the photogenerated electrons and holes can recombine easily, inducing lower quantum efficiency. Both reasons mentioned above largely restricted their industrial applications. It has become a hot topic in photocatalysis scopes that how to expand the spectral response range and improve the photocatalysis quantum efficiency of photocatalysts.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the development of visible light-responsive photocatalysts and their applications in renewable energies and environmental protections. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new prepartion method of photocatalysts and modification of TiO2 and new photocatalytic mechanisms driven by visible light. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visible light photocatalytic mechanism
  • Preparation of novel visible light-responsive photocatalysts
  • Development of modified TiO2 photocatalysts
  • Visible light-responsive photocatalysts by applying ion-engineering techniques
  • Photocatalytic applications in environmental protections
  • Photocatalytic water splitting using visible light-responsive photocatalysts
  • Photocatalysts used in CO2 reduction

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 280297
  • - Editorial

Development of Visible Light-Responsive Photocatalysts

Jinlong Zhang | Masaya Matsuoka | ... | Shifu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 987606
  • - Research Article

Photosensitized Oxidation of 9,10-Dimethylanthracene on Dye-Doped Silica Composites

Elim Albiter | Salvador Alfaro | Miguel A. Valenzuela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 749135
  • - Research Article

Photoresponse of Visible Light Active CM-n-TiO2, HM-n-TiO2, CM-n-Fe2O3, and CM-p-WO3 towards Water Splitting Reaction

Yasser A. Shaban | Shahed U. M. Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 371714
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticides in Natural Water: Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide

Natividad Miguel | María P. Ormad | ... | José L. Ovelleiro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 548647
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Activity and Characterization of Carbon-Modified Titania for Visible-Light-Active Photodegradation of Nitrogen Oxides

Chun-Hung Huang | Yu-Ming Lin | ... | Chun-Mei Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 939608
  • - Research Article

Sm 2 FeTaO 7 Photocatalyst for Degradation of Indigo Carmine Dye under Solar Light Irradiation

Leticia M. Torres-Martínez | Miguel A. Ruiz-Gómez | ... | Edgar Moctezuma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 314361
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Oxidation of Gaseous Isopropanol Using Visible-Light Active Silver Vanadates/SBA-15 Composite

Ting-Chung Pan | Hung-Chang Chen | ... | Chao-Ming Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 684735
  • - Research Article

Application of Pt/CdS for the Photocatalytic Flue Gas Desulfurization

Xiulan Song | Weifeng Yao | ... | Yiping Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 503839
  • - Review Article

An Enthusiastic Glance in to the Visible Responsive Photocatalysts for Energy Production and Pollutant Removal, with Special Emphasis on Titania

Padikkaparambil Silija | Zahira Yaakob | ... | Zubair Shamsul Akmal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 921412
  • - Research Article

Highly Active Rare-Earth-Metal La-Doped Photocatalysts: Fabrication, Characterization, and Their Photocatalytic Activity

S. Anandan | Y. Ikuma | V. Murugesan
International Journal of Photoenergy
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