Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process

  • Saravanan Rajendran
  • Mu. Naushad
  • Lorena Cornejo Ponce
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. D. Durgalakshmi, R. Ajay Rakkesh, Saravanan Rajendran, Mu. Naushad
    Pages 1-18
  3. L. K. Preethi, Rajini P. Antony, Tom Mathews
    Pages 57-86
  4. Madan L. Verma, Sarita Devi, Motilal Mathesh
    Pages 187-209
  5. Shanmuga Sundar Dhanabalan, Sivanantha Raja Avaninathan, Saravanan Rajendran, Marcos Flores Carrasco
    Pages 247-274
  6. Gnanaseelan Natarajan, Felipe Caballero-Briones, Sathish-Kumar Kamaraj
    Pages 275-293
  7. Muniyandi Muneeswaran, Radhalayam Dhanalakshmi, Ali Akbari-Fakhrabadi
    Pages 295-315
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book


This book describes green photocatalysts and their diverse applications in the fields of environmental sciences and energy. It especially takes a closer look at the removal of air and water pollutants, the generation of hydrogen, photo fuel cells, electrophotocatalysts, solar energy conversions, and green biophotocatalysts. Furthermore it also discusses on the role of catalysts along with their chemical reactions, challenges, past developments and directions for further research on photocatalysts. It includes recent developments of quantum dots (QDs) and photocatalytic applications of QDs such as carbon materials like carbon and graphene based QDs, metal, metal sulfide and metal oxide based QDs as well as a detailed review on various types of templates used for the preparation of porous g-C3Nand its applications in detail. This is done with special reference to dye degradation, reduction of hexavalent Cr, and reduction of CO2 and for the evolution of Hphotocatalytically. This book offers an intriguing and useful guide for a broad readership in various fields of catalysis, material sciences, environment and energy.


Photocatalysts Photo fuel cells Hydrogen generation Air pollutants Wastewater Quantum dots Crystal engineering Photobiocatalysis Environmental pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Saravanan Rajendran
    • 1
  • Mu. Naushad
    • 2
  • Lorena Cornejo Ponce
    • 3
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical DepartmentUniversity of TarapacáAricaChile
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TarapacáAricaChile
  4. 4.CNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll France, CEREGEAix Marseille UniversityAix-en-ProvenceFrance

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