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Step-scheme photocatalysts: promising hybrid nanomaterials for optimum conversion of CO2

Alli, Yakubu Adekunle and Oladoye, Peter Olusakin and Matebese, Funeka and Senehi, Naomi L. and Alimi, Oyekunle Azeez and Ogunlaja, Adeniyi Sunday and Abdi, Fatwa F. and Anuar, Hazleen and Adeleye, Adeyemi S. and Philippot, Karine (2023) Step-scheme photocatalysts: promising hybrid nanomaterials for optimum conversion of CO2. Nano Today, 53 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 1748-0132 E-ISSN 1878-044X

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The appealing prospect of photocatalysts as an environmentally friendly method for converting atmospheric CO2 into value-added products is undeniable, and scientists are working hard to further enhance their performance. This review outlines the most recent developments in the synthesis, characterization, computational insights, and emerging application of Step-scheme (S-scheme) photocatalysts in CO2 transformation into value added products. The review begins with a survey of different generations of heterojunctions and the challenges associated with each heterojunction generation. S-scheme heterojunctions are therefore suggested as a solution to the drawbacks of type-II and Z-scheme family heterojunctions, and the underlying reaction mechanism of S-scheme is critically outlined. The different synthesis approaches for the design of S-scheme heterojunctions are discussed. Following this, direct characterization techniques and emerging computational methods to identify the charge transfer mechanism in S-scheme heterojunctions are presented. Furthermore, emerging applications of S-scheme photocatalysts in CO2 transformation into value-added products are critically surveyed from recent literature. Finally, the current challenges and prospects of the S-scheme heterojunction photocatalyst are discussed.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: S-scheme photocatalysts CO2 conversion Heterojunction Computational method
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 15:14
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 13:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107168

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