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Solar Photocatalysis for Environmental Remediation

  • Author(s): Sampa Chakrabarti
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 174
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179936603
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.275.00 / US $17.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 247.00 / US $15.00

Book Details

The book presents a review of research and pilot-scale efforts undertaken by scientists all over the world towards utilization of solar energy for environmental remediation. It gives a complete account of the solar photocatalytic degradation of pollutants present in wastewater and atmosphere and also discusses the solid-phase photocatalytic degradation of plastics in the form of composite. The text further describes the hydrogen generation by photocatalytic water splitting.  Various solar collectors and reactors used especially for environmental remediation are also elucidated. 

Environmental application of solar energy is a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing chemistry, chemical engineering, photonics, materials science, and environmental science and engineering. This book is an attempt to provide a compilation of research on the degradation of solid, liquid, and gaseous pollutants using solar energy. It will prove to be an ideal text for readers interested in exploring the use of solar energy to remediate environmental problems.

Sampa Chakrabarti, PhD, is Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta, West Bengal. She obtained her BSc, BTech, MTech, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from University of Calcutta, India. Before pursuing her PhD on the application of Chemical Engineering for environmental remediation, she worked in reputed engineering consultancy organizations in India for 11 years. Dr. Chakrabarti has published more than 60 research papers in reputed journals and conferences and has over 1200 citations till date. Her research interest includes photo- and sono-advanced oxidation processes for environmental remediation and sonochemical synthesis of nanoparticles with several applications, including synthesis of smart surfaces. She has also worked as visiting researcher at State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA and Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. Prof. Chakrabarti is a keen reader of literature, especially Bengali literature. She has also published several scientific articles in little magazines in simple Bengali to popularize science among common people.

Target Audience

    Students and professionals of Solar Energy

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Advanced Oxidation Processes and Photocatalysis
    Photocatalysis and Photosensitization

    Solar Collectors and Reactors for Environmental Applications
    Non-concentrating Collectors and Reactors
    Concentrating Collectors and Reactors
    Concentrating Versus Non-concentrating Reactors
    Tracking and Non-tracking Systems
    Materials of Construction for Solar Reactor
    Reactors for Water Treatment
    Reactors for Treatment of Plastic Pollutants
    Reactors for Treatment of Polluted Air
    Commercial Photoreactors and Challenges

    Solar Energy for Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Distillation and Desalination using Heat of the Sun
    Detoxification using Light of the Sun: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
    Homogeneous Photocatalysis: Photo-Fenton Reactions
    Photocatalytic Mineralization and Decrease in Chemical Oxygen Demand
    Reduction of Biological Oxygen Demand

    Solid-phase Photocatalytic Degradation of Plastic Films
    Polymers Degraded
    Photocatalysts
    Preparation and Characterization
    Semiconductor–Polymer Composite
    Photoreactors used
    Photocatalytic Degradation
    Reaction Mechanism and Kinetics

    Photocatalysis for Control of Air Pollution
    Catalysts used for Photo-remediation of Pollutants in Air
    Model Pollutants used for Photo-remediation
    Degradation of Pollutants, Possible Kinetics, and Mechanism
    Reactor Configuration for Photocatalytic Treatment of Air Pollution
    Commercial Photocatalytic Construction Materials for Air Pollution Control

    Solar Water Splitting
    Steps and Chemical Reactions
    Photocatalysts
    Enhancing Photo-water Splitting
    Reactors used for Water Splitting
    Influence of Process Parameters on Water Splitting

    Conclusion
    Reference

    Glossary

    Index

    About the Author

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