Photocatalytic Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

Photocatalytic nanomaterials have a great potential in such applications as reduction of carbon dioxide and degradation of various pollutants. They are equally important in the production and storage of energy, e.g. in the conversion of solar energy to electricity, and the production of hydrogen in photoelectrochemical cells.

Photocatalytic Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications
Eds. Eds. Rajesh J. Tayade, Vimal Gandhi
Materials Research Foundations Volume 27
Publication Date 2018, 486 pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-58-6 (release date February 25th, 2018)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-59-3
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291593

Photocatalytic nanomaterials have a great potential in such applications as reduction of carbon dioxide and degradation of various pollutants. They are equally important in the production and storage of energy, e.g. in the conversion of solar energy to electricity, and the production of hydrogen in photoelectrochemical cells.
Research on synthesis, characterization and specific applications is reported for titanium oxide and a number of other promising catalysts, such as silver phosphate, cerium oxide, zinc oxide and zinc sulfide.

Keywords
Photocatalytic Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Solar Energy Conversion, Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Hydrogen Generation, Degradation of Pollutants, Titanium Oxide, Silver Phosphate, Cerium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfide

 

About the Editors

Dr. Rajesh Tayade is currently working in the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Division, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, (CSIR-CSMCRI), Bhavangar, India since 1993. He had received Master degree in Electronic Science from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India and Ph. D. from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India. During his doctoral study he has synthesised tuned bandgap, and easy to separate photocatalytic semiconductor nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of organic compounds present in water. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and Technology, India to work in the area of development of Light Emitting Diode (LEDs) based photocatalytic reactor for purification of water. He has published 47 research articles in international journals of repute and 3 book chapters in knowledge-based editions published by renowned international publisher. He has published 5 edited book with Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland. He had worked as a visiting scientist for one year at South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. He also worked as Brain Pool Professor at Kyungpook National University, Daegu during 2013-2014 in the field of photocatalysis. His current research interest includes the development of photocatalytic materials and surfaces, application of photocatalytic processes for environmental protection and remediation purposes, hydrogen production as well as design and development of light emitting diode (LEDs) based photocatalytic reactors.

Dr. Vimal Gandhi is, presently working as Associate Professor, with Department of Chemical Engineering, Dharmsinh Desai University since last 17 years. He received his Bachelor (1999) and Master degree (2005) in Chemical Engineering from Dharmsinh Desai University and received Ph.D. in the area of Application of nanomaterials for waste water treatment from the same University in 2011.

In the field of research and consultancy, He has guided several graduates and undergraduate students for their project work. He has more than 20 publications/presentation in International/National reputed journals and conferences to his credit. His research interest is synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials in the field of Environment Engineering. He has also organized various training programme for chemical industries in Gujarat including GNFC, PI Industries, Huntsman, Transpek Silox etc.

He is a member of several professional bodies, including Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE) and Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE). He is additionally functioning as Secretary of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers- Nadiad Regional Center. He is also giving his professional services to Bharuch Environ Infrastructure Limited and Environ Technology Limited, Ankleshwar as an Independent Director.