Porous and Mesoporous Materials for Environmental and Photocatalytic Applications

Porous and mesoporous materials have garnered significant attention in recent years due to their potential applications in environmental and photocatalytic technologies. These materials are characterized by their high internal surface area, which makes them ideal for adsorption or catalytic reactions.

In environmental applications, porous materials are used for the purification of air and water by adsorbing harmful pollutants.

Mesoporous materials, on the other hand, are used in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to remove nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel engine exhausts, thus reducing harmful emissions.

In photocatalytic applications, porous and mesoporous materials are used as catalysts in various chemical reactions, such as hydrogen evolution, carbon dioxide reduction, and degradation of organic pollutants.

These materials can also be used as photoanodes and photocathodes in photovoltaic cells, wherein they can enhance the efficiency of solar energy conversion.

The properties of porous and mesoporous materials can be tailored by controlling their pore size, surface area, and chemical composition.

For instance, the use of different dopants or functionalized agents can modify the surface chemistry of these materials, thereby improving their selectivity or reactivity.

Overall, the development of porous and mesoporous materials holds great promise for addressing environmental challenges and advancing sustainable energy technologies.


Laura Zukerman

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