Theoretical Models For Photocatalysis Process
K.Malleswari*, D.Rama Bramha Reddy1, SK Abdul Raheman1, Y.Susmitha1, Sk.Ramjanbi1.
Nalanda Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Kantepudi (VI), Sattenapalli (M), Guntur(DT)
Photocatalysis represents a unique class of chemical transformations. It utilizes the energy delivered by light and drives reactions that are difficult, sometimes even impossible, to carry out in dark. When used for thermodynamically uphill reactions such as photosynthesis, photocatalysis promises a sustainable solution to large scale solar energy storage. Despite the longstanding interest in this process and research efforts, existing photocatalysis demonstrations are limited to academic laboratory settings. Chief among the reasons for the slow progress is the lack of suitable photocatalysts materials for large scale applications. For the purpose of effective light absorption, charge separation, and charge transfer, a large number of photocatalytic materials, including conventional semiconductors and emerging photoelectronic materials such as nanoscale plasmonic metal particles, quantum dots, and 2D materials, have been studied.1
Keywords: Photocatalysis, Solar energy, Materials, Properties, Applications.