Photocatalysis for removal of environmental pollutants and fuel production: a review

We review the synthesis and applications of photocatalysts for environmental decontamination and for production of biodiesel, methanol and hydrogen

Anbalagan Saravanan; Ponnusamy Senthil Kumar; Dai-Viet N. Vo; Ponnambalam Ragini Yaashikaa; Suresh Karishma; Sathasivam Jeevanantham; B. Gayathri; V. Dhivya Bharathi

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Water pollution and fossil fuels are major issues in the context of climate change
  • Photocatalysis converts the light energy as photons into chemical energy using semiconducting materials
  • Metal and coupled metal frameworks are applied for the production of photocatalytic materials
  • Zhang Q, Jiang L, Wang J, Zhu Y, Pu Y, Dai W Photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline antibiotics using three-dimensional network structure perylene diimide supramolecular organic photocatalyst under visible-light irradiation

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