HETEROGENEOUS PHOTOCATALYSIS FIELD BELONGS TO THE GENERAL AREA OF CATALYSIS
Heterogeneous photocatalytic reactions should be studied by following the same methodology used for heterogeneous catalytic reactions and similar problems must be faced.
Thermodynamic and kinetic constraints must be fulfilled.
Intrinsic Electronic Characteristics
vb and cb Energies Band Gap Value
Lifetime of the Photogenerated Electron-Hole Pairs
Allotropic Phase Defects etc.
Specific Surface Area Porosity Point of Zero Charge Surface Hydroxylation
Surf. Basicity and Acidity
Presence of Dopants