This book on Photocatalysis discusses new materials and reaction engineering techniques, such as heterojunction formations, composites, ion exchangers, photocatalytic membranes, etc.


Advanced Materials and Reaction Engineering
Eds. Gaurav Sharma and Amit Kumar
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 100
Publication Date 2021, 338 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-134-2  (release date May 2021)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-135-5
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901354

Photocatalysis is important in fighting environmental pollution, such as pharmaceutical effluents, dyes, pesticides and endocrine disruptors. It is also used for the production of clean energy, e.g. by way of hydrogen production from water splitting, or CO2 conversion into fuels. Further, photocatalytic N2 fixation is promising for achieving sustainable ammonia synthesis. The book discusses new materials and reaction engineering techniques, such as heterojunction formations, composites, ion exchangers, photocatalytic membranes, etc.

Photocatalysis, Pollutant Degradation and Mineralization, Pharmaceutical Effluents, Dyes, Pesticides, Endocrine Disruptors, Water Detoxification, Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production, CO2 Conversion into Fuels, N2 Fixation, Degradation of Organic Molecules, Heavy Metal Removal from Water, Photocatalytic Membranes, Carbon Nitride for Photocatalytic Applications, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanohybrids, Composite Ion Exchangers, Perovskites-based Nano Heterojunctions


Table of contents

Photocatalytic Membranes in Degradation of Organic Molecules
Gisya Abdi, Mehdihasan I. Shekh, Jhaleh Amirian, Abdolhamid Alizadeh, Sirus Zinadini

Photocatalytic Heavy Metal Detoxification from Water Systems
P. Senthil Kumar, G. Janet Joshiba

Carbon Nanotubes based Nanocomposites as Photocatalysts in Water Treatment
Tong Ling Tan and Chin Wei Lai

Photocatalytic and Adsorptional Removal of Heavy Metals from Contaminated Water using Nanohybrids
Pooja Shandilya, Ankita Guleria

Graphitic Carbon Nitride based Photocatalytic Systems for High Performance Hydrogen Production: A Review
Shweta Sharma, Amit Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Anu Kumari, Mu. Naushad

Recent advances in Photocatalytic Nitrogen Fixation
A. Saravanan, P. Senthil Kumar

Perovskites based Nano Heterojunctions for Photocatalytic Pollutant Removal
Sunil Kumar, Amit Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Pooja Dhiman, Genene T. Mola

Photocatalytic Membranes
P. Senthil Kumar, P.R. Yaashikaa

Composite Ion Exchangers as New Age Photocatalyst
Manita Thakur, Ajay Sharma, Manisha Chandel, Suresh Kumar, Ajay Kumar

Structural Modifications of Carbon Nitride for Photocatalytic Applications
Ajay Kumar, Manisha Chandel, Manita Thakur

About the Editors

Dr. Gaurav Sharma research activity started in 2009 at Shoolini University (India) as master of philosophy student, and then, He continued his research work as PhD student with the preparation and characterization of diverse multifunctional nanomaterials, and their composites, specially focused on potential applications in environmental remediation (as photocatalysts and adsorbents). For four years He worked as assistant professor in the School of chemistry at Shoolini University (India), where He carried out diverse research lines, interrelated to each other based on synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, hydrogels, bi and trimetallic nanoparticles, ion exchangers, adsorbents and photocatalysts etc. Moreover, He performed and taught different courses as nanochemistry, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy and natural products, among others. On the other hand, He supervised 3 PhD, 5 Master of Philosophy, and more than 25 Master and Bachelors students. He established collaborative research with various professors in countries as Finland, Saudi Arabia, China, Spain and South Africa. In this context, He was invited as visiting research professor from University of KwaZuklu-Natal (South Africa) in 2017 and 2019. In 2017, He joined as postdoctoral fellow at college of materials science and engineering, Shenzhen University. He got a project from China postdoctoral science foundation in 2018. The outcome of his research work was depicted in more than 140 publications, in various journals such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Carbohydrate Polymers, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Applied Catalysis B, and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules etc, 9 book chapters and 6 edited books. He is also serving as Director, International Research Centre of Nanotechnology for Himalayan Sustainability (IRCNHS), Shoolini University, India.
He is Highly Cited Researcher -2020 Crossfield (Web of Science); and also Ranked among World top 2% Scientists (Current year 2019 category) as per Stanford.
His h-index is 50, citations: 5682 (web of science); Google Scholar: h-index is 51, citations: 6068. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer) IF: 2,031. Editorial Board member of Current Organic Chemistry (IF:1.9), Current analytical Chemistry (IF:1.3), Materials-MDPI (IF:3.057) Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (IF:4.0), Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering (Springer), Letters in Applied NanoBioScience etc, and Academic Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials (IF: 1.980) Advances in Polymer Technology (IF: 1.539).

Dr. Amit Kumar started his research career with Ph.D in Chemistry at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India in 2008. He was awarded with the prestigious predoctoral scholarship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Government of India) in 2007. After his PhD, he worked as assistant professor at Shoolini University (India) for 3.5 years, where he was involved in research and teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level (2014-2017). He has experience of supervising three Ph.D students (all graduated). Furthermore, he has supervised 10 Masters students. He has worked as post doctoral fellow in the College of Materials Science and Engineering of Shenzhen University (2017-2019). He is involved in the field of optical designing of semiconductor heterojunctions as catalysts for environmental remediation and energy production. Currently He is a senior researcher at College of Materials Science and Engineering of Shenzhen University, PR China (01.01.2020 onwards). In addition he holds position of Co-director, International Research Centre of Nanotechnology for Himalayan Sustainability (IRCNHS), Shoolini University, India. He is also a Visiting Professor at School of technology, Glocal University, India. Moreover, he is a visiting faculty at Department of Chemistry and Physics from University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
He has diverse research collaborations in Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (Spain), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He is also ranked among World top 2% Scientists (Current year 2019 category) as per Stanford University rankings, 2020.
His scientific production encompasses 110 papers (WoS) including Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Chemical Engineering Journal, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (I.F 8.75), Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Cleaner Production etc. He has received h-index 47 and more than 5000 citations.