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RSC Energy and Environment Series


Professor Laurence M. Peter, University of Bath, UK

Series Editors:

Dr Heinz Frei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Dr Roberto Rinaldi, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany

Professor Tim S. Zhao, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Titles in the Series:

1: Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Chemicals

2: Innovations in Fuel Cell Technologies

3: Energy Crops

4: Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation Biofuels

5: Molecular Solar Fuels

6: Catalysts for Alcohol-Fuelled Direct Oxidation Fuel Cells

7: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Materials to System Modeling

8: Solar Energy Conversion: Dynamics of Interfacial Electron and Excitation Transfer

9: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Materials, Processes and Architectures

10: Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: Explorations from Natural Utilization Systems

11: Advanced Concepts in Photovoltaics

12: Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy

13: Catalytic Hydrogenation for Biomass Valorization

14: Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Perspectives

15: Photocatalysis: Applications

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Edited by

Dionysios D Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Gianluca Li Puma

Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Jinhua Ye

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

Jenny Schneider

Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Detlef Bahnemann

Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany



RSC Energy and Environment Series No. 15

Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-709-8

PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-710-4

EPUB eISBN: 978-1-78262-798-2

Two-volume set print ISBN: 978-1-78262-714-2

ISSN: 2044-0774

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

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