© 1985

Photoelectrochemistry, Photocatalysis and Photoreactors

Fundamentals and Developments

  • Mario Schiavello

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Photoelectrochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John B. Goodenough
      Pages 3-37
    3. John B. Goodenough
      Pages 155-174
    4. John B. Goodenough
      Pages 175-192
    5. Heinz Gerischer
      Pages 193-194
  3. Homogeneous Photocatalysis

  4. Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

About this book


This book collects the lectures delivered by the Authors during the NATO ASI "Fundamentals and Developments of Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Processes", held in Erice (Trapani, Italy) from May 20th to June 2nd 1984. The ASI was devoted to the general field of photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy. It had the aim of defining the "state of art" and of outlining perspectives, lines of development and practic al utilization of this form of energy. The world energy crisis has stimulated scientists to investigate new routes for finding and testing methods and processes for obtaining renewable and cheap sources of energy. Within this framework, the possibility of solar energy utilization on a large scale must overcome the stage of discovering efficient processes for the photochemical conversion and for the storage. The most promising way for achieving this goal seems the photosplitting of water and related reactions. The methods for obtaining the water photosplitting are essentially based on photoelectrochemical cells and on photocatalytic systems (gas-solid and gas-liquid-solid). Extensive research work is currently done all over the world both in universities and in industrial laboratories in these areas. The ASI has given to the audience a general view of the fundamental aspects and as much as possible a detailed insight of the various methods and processes. A section has been also devoted to the photoreactors, a field in which the interest is ix x FOREWORD steadily increasing and whose development is essential for the practical exploitation of the various methods.


Photochemistry Solar energy hydrogen photocatalysis solar cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Schiavello
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photoelectrochemistry, Photocatalysis and Photoreactors
  • Book Subtitle Fundamentals and Developments
  • Editors Mario Schiavello
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1946-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8414-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-7725-0
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 631
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
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