Call For Papers

    Special Issue on 

    The Application of Photocatalysis in Chemistry

    In chemistry, photocatalysis is the acceleration of a photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst. In catalysed photolysis, light is absorbed by an adsorbed substrate. In photogenerated catalysis, the photocatalytic activity (PCA) depends on the ability of the catalyst to create electron–hole pairs, which generate free radicals (e.g. hydroxyl radicals: ?OH) able to undergo secondary reactions. Its practical application was made possible by the discovery of water electrolysis by means of titanium dioxide. The commercially used process is called the advanced oxidation process (AOP). There are several ways the AOP can be carried out; these may (but do not necessarily) involve TiO2 or even the use of UV light. Generally the defining factor is the production and use of the hydroxyl radical.

    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring The Application of Photocatalysis in Chemistry.

    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System. According to the following timetable:

    Manuscript Due

    July 25th, 2013

    Publication Date

    September 2013

    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue — The Application of Photocatalysis in Chemistry” should be chosen during your submission.

    Special Issue Editor

    Guest Editor

    Dr. Yu-Wen Chen, National Central University, Chinese Taipei 

    Dr. Zhengdong Cheng, Texas A&M University, USA

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