Nanosized Titania Composites for Reinforcement of Photocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis
This book discusses recent advances in the photocatalytic and electrophotocatalytic applications of titanium dioxide nanocomposites containing polymers and other components. These materials possess photocatalytic, virucidal and antimicrobial efficacy and water and air cleaning abilities against eco-toxicants, and allow water splitting for the generation of chemical fuels. The book considers the ability of nanocomposites’ components to reinforce titania functionality in photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis, and presents an overview of their occurrence in nature, their thermodynamic properties, and their toxicity.
The volume will be of interest to chemists and material science specialists and practitioners, as well as any reader interested in the recent scientific achievements for green and sustainable development.
Maksym Zahornyi graduated from the Chemical Technology Faculty of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in 2004. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Nanotextured Ceramics and Nanocomposite Materials at the Institute for Problems of Material Sciences of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, specialising in the chemical technology of organic substances. He is the author of over 50 publications, including four books, and he has participated in a number of international research projects.
Georgii Sokolsky is currently a Professor in the Physical Chemistry Department of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine, and has previously worked at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the author of 140 publications, including three textbooks and 50 journal articles. His research interests include electrolytic doping, manganese (IV) oxide materials’ functionality, TiO2 and its composites with MnO2, and the use of alumosilicate nanotubes in the degradation of eco-toxicants.
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