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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.

Table of Contents


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Chapter 1. Introduction of Nanomaterials for Photocatalysis

Diana Vanda Wellia, Yuly Kusumawati, Lina Jaya Diguna, Muhamad Ikhlasul Amal

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Chapter 2. Basic Principles, Mechanism, and Challenges of Photocatalysis

R. Saravanan, Francisco Gracia, A. Stephen

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Chapter 3. Nanocomposites and Its Importance in Photocatalysis

Hossam Eldin Abdel Fattah Ahmed Hamed El Nazer, Samir Tawfik Gaballah

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Chapter 4. Role of Metal Nanoparticles and Its Surface Plasmon Activity on Nanocomposites for Visible Light-Induced Catalysis

Anup Kumar Sasmal, Tarasankar Pal

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Chapter 5. Mixed Metal Oxides Nanocomposites for Visible Light Induced Photocatalysis

R. Ajay Rakkesh, D. Durgalakshmi, S. Balakumar

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Chapter 6. Nanoporous Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalysis

Zahra Hosseini, Samad Sabbaghi, Naghmeh Sadat Mirbagheri

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7. Polymeric Nanocomposites for Visible-Light-Induced Photocatalysis

Chin Wei Lai, Kian Mun Lee, Joon Ching Juan

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Chapter 8. Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalysis

Elaheh Kowsari

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Chapter 9. Nanocomposites of g-C3N4 with Carbonaceous π-conjugated/Polymeric Materials Towards Visible Light-Induced Photocatalysts

Sulagna Patnaik, Dipti Prava Sahoo, Kulamani Parida

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Chapter 10. Titanium-Based Mixed Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalysis

Soumyashree Pany, Amtul Nashim, Kulamani Parida

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Chapter 11. Novel Applications and Future Perspectives of Nanocomposites

Zsolt Kása, Tamás Gyulavári, Gábor Veréb, Gábor Kovács, Lucian Baia, Zsolt Pap, Klára Hernádi


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