492 pages, 100 illustrations
New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a series of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.
The use of solar energy during various catalytic chemical processes for the production of an array of chemical products is the theme of New and Future Developments in Catalysis: Solar Photocatalysis. Photocatalysis is a topic of increasing importance due to its essential role in many of today's environmental and energy source problems. The use of solar energy for catalytic reactions results in a carbon dioxide-neutral process. All photocatalytic processes and the future developments in this area are discussed, including an economic analysis of the various processes. It offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas. It is a clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case. It outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes.
"Photo-assisted catalysis uses ultraviolet and/or visible light to excite state species in the active phase of the reaction, and chemists and materials scientists here focus on such synthesis using sunlight. Among their topics are photocatalysis for solar energy conversion, self-clearing materials based on solar photocatalysis, the solar photocatalytic disinfection of bacteria, the role of advanced analytical techniques in designing and characterizing improved catalysts for water oxidation [...] "
– Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
1 - Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: Basic Approaches and Terminology (A.V. Emeline, V.N. Kuznetsov, V.K. Ryabchuk, N. Serpone)
2 - Light Activated Processes with Zeolites: Recent Developments (Prabir K. Dutta, Subhrakanti Chakraborty)
3 - Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion (Adriana Zaleska, Michal Nischk, Anna Cybula)
4 - Solar Energy Conversion Using Single-site Photocatalysts (Takashi Kamegawa, Hiromi Yamashita)
5 - Principle of Photocatalysis and Design of Active Photocatalysts (B. Ohtani)
6 - Solar Photocatalysis for Environment Remediation (Ana Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia)
7 - Self-Cleaning Materials Based on Solar Photocatalysis (Pierre Pichat)
8 - Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Conversion (Jason M. Thornton, Daniel Raftery)
9 - Innovative Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation by CO2 Reduction (Kevin D. Dubois, Gonghu Li)
10 - Solar Photocatalytic Disinfection of Bacteria (C. Karunakaran)
11 - Surface-Modified Anisotropic TiO2 Nanocrystals Immobilized in Membranes: A Biologically Inspired Solar Fuel Catalyst (James D. Hoefelmeyer)
12 - Current Development of Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion (W. David Wei, Joseph S. DuChene, Brendan C. Sweeny, Jinyong Wang, Wenxin Niu)
13 - Role of Advanced Analytical Techniques in the Design and Characterization of Improved Catalysts for Water Oxidation (Shery L.Y. Chang, Monika Fekete, Rosalie K. Hocking, Alex Izgorodina, Archana Singh, Fengling Zhou, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Leone Spiccia)
14 - Z-Scheme Type Water Splitting into H2 and O2 Under Visible Light Through Two-Step Photoexcitation Between Two Different Photocatalysts (Ryu Abe)
15 - Solar Photocatalytic Processes: Water Decontamination and Disinfection (S. Malato, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, M.I. Maldonado, I. Oller)
16 - The Application of Semiconductor Photocatalysis for the Removal of Cyanotoxins from Water and Design Concepts for Solar Photocatalytic Reactors for Large Scale Water Treatment (Detlef W. Bahnemann, Linda A. Lawton, Peter K.J. Robertson)
17 - Nanocrystal Assembly of Hierarchical Porous Architecture for Photocatalysis (Jie Li, Lei Liu, Zhong-Yong Yuan)
18 - Mesoporous Materials Catalysts for Photodegradation of Water Pollutants: From Chemical Templates to Biotemplates (Meiqing Mao, Jiaqiang Wang, Jiao He, Zhiying Yan)
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Steven Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.