InVO4-based photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications

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Author(s)

  • Ruijie Yang
  • Yingying Fang
  • Renheng Wang
  • Rongshu Zhu
  • Yuxin Tang
  • Zongyou Yin

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number131145
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume428
Online published6 Jul 2021
Publication statusOnline published - 6 Jul 2021

Abstract

Indium vanadate (InVO4) is an up-and-coming semiconductor photocatalyst for energy/environment-related applications, and has attracted tremendous attention in the last few decades, owing to its suitable band gap, high thermal and chemical stability, and outstanding photocatalytic performance. However, the low solar-energy utilization efficiency of InVO4 material constrains its further development, mainly due to the sluggish separation and migration kinetics of charge carriers. Fortunately, recent breakthroughs have been achieved in both enhancing the efficiency and clarifying the underlying mechanism for photocatalytic applications. Therefore, it is necessary and urgent to summarize these research efforts and breakthroughs upon InVO4-based nanomaterials to improve the photocatalytic efficiency and speed up the commercialization. In this review, we systematically summarize the recent experimental and computational developments of the modifications of InVO4-based photocatalysts by morphology control, element doping, and hetero-junction construction. Then, we give an overview of their promising photocatalytic applications. Finally, the perspectives on the challenges faced and potential future research directions on InVO4-based photocatalysts is given. We aim to provide guideline for the rational design and fabrication of high efficient InVO4-based photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications.

Research Area(s)

  • InVO4, Photocatalysis, Morphology control, Element doping, Hetero-junction construction, Energy and environmental applications

Citation Format(s)

InVO4-based photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications. / Yang, Ruijie; Zhang, Yuefeng; Fang, Yingying; Wang , Renheng; Zhu, Rongshu; Tang, Yuxin; Yin, Zongyou; Zeng, Zhiyuan.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 428, 131145, 15.01.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review