Nanocomposites for Visible Light-induced Photocatalysis

  • Mohammad Mansoob Khan
  • Debabrata Pradhan
  • Youngku Sohn

Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Diana Vanda Wellia, Yuly Kusumawati, Lina Jaya Diguna, Muhamad Ikhlasul Amal
    Pages 1-17
  3. R. Saravanan, Francisco Gracia, A. Stephen
    Pages 19-40
  4. Hossam Eldin Abdel Fattah Ahmed Hamed El Nazer, Samir Tawfik Gaballah
    Pages 41-67
  5. R. Ajay Rakkesh, D. Durgalakshmi, S. Balakumar
    Pages 107-127
  6. Zahra Hosseini, Samad Sabbaghi, Naghmeh Sadat Mirbagheri
    Pages 129-174
  7. Chin Wei Lai, Kian Mun Lee, Joon Ching Juan
    Pages 175-201
  8. Soumyashree Pany, Amtul Nashim, Kulamani Parida
    Pages 295-331
  9. Zsolt Kása, Tamás Gyulavári, Gábor Veréb, Gábor Kovács, Lucian Baia, Zsolt Pap et al.
    Pages 333-398
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 399-400

About this book


This book details the chemistry of visible light-induced photocatalysis using different classes of nanocomposites. Starting with a general introduction and explanation of basic principles and mechanisms of (visible) light-induced photocatalysis in the first two chapters (not omitting a plaidoyer for furthering research and development in this promising field), the following chapters detail the different types and classes of nanocomposites currently used in light-induced photocatalytic applications, including e.g. metal and mixed metal-oxide nanoparticles and –composites, nanoporous materials, polymeric and carbon-based nanocomposites. They explain the characteristics and importance of the different types of nanocomposites, as well as their synthesis and fabrication.
In the end of the book an outlook on the unique applications of novel nanocomposites is offered, for example in water treatment and disinfection and removal of pollutants from wastewater, self-cleaning window panes based on photoactive materials, and many more. The book also addresses the challenges in present photocatalytic research, and therefore is a must-read for everybody interested in the developing field of nanocomposites and visible light-induced photocatalysis.


Visible light photocatalysis Photoactive nanocomposites Heterogeneous catalysis Environmental remediation Self-cleaning window panes Porous nanocomposite materials Metal nanoparticles Surface plasmon activity Mixed metal-oxides nanocomposites Carbon-based nanocomposites Polymer based nanocomposites

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Mansoob Khan
    • 1
  • Debabrata Pradhan
    • 2
  • Youngku Sohn
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Chemical SciencesUniversiti Brunei DarussalamGadongBrunei Darussalam
  2. 2.Materials Science CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryChungnam National University YusungDaejeonKorea (Republic of)

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