A Review on Photocatalytic Glass Ceramics: Fundamentals, Preparation, Performance Enhancement and Future Development

WANG, Jun, WANG, Mitang, TIAN, Yingliang and DENG, Wei (2022). A Review on Photocatalytic Glass Ceramics: Fundamentals, Preparation, Performance Enhancement and Future Development. Catalysts, 12 (10): 1235.

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Photocatalytic technology is considered as one of the most attractive and promising technologies to directly harvest, convert and store renewable solar energy for generating sustainable and green energy and a broad range of environmental applications. However, the use of a photocatalyst in powder or coating forms restricts its applications due to its disadvantages, such as difficulty in recovery of nano-powder, secondary pollution, low adhesion between photocatalytic coating and substrate material, short service life of photocatalytic film and so on. The investigation and application of photocatalytic glass-ceramics (PGCs) in water purification, bacterial disinfection, self-cleaning and hydrogen evolution have received extensive attention due to their inherent advantages of low cost, easy fabrication, transparency, chemical and mechanical stability. Real-time solutions to energy shortage and environmental pollution faced by the development of human society can be provided by rationally designing the chemical composition and preparation methods of glass ceramics (GCs). This review introduces the concept and crystallization mechanism of PGCs and expounds on the basic mechanism of photocatalysis. Then, the key point difficulties of GCs’ design are discussed, mainly including the methods of obtaining transparency and controlling crystallization technologies. Different modification strategies to achieve better photocatalytic activity are highlighted. Finally, we look forward to further in-depth exploration and research on more efficient PGCs suitable for various applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/catal12101235
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 14:03
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 09:32
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30919

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