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Development of Highly Efficient Bismuth-Based Photocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction into Energy-Rich Hydrocarbon Fuel

posted on 2019-04-22, 10:01 authored by XIN YING KONG
The alarming level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has aroused immense attention due to its devastating effect of climate change. This thesis focuses on photocatalytic CO2 reduction, which converts the undesirable CO2 greenhouse gas into energy-rich hydrocarbon fuel by harnessing the clean and inexhaustible solar energy. Through opportune structural modification, p-n heterojunction construction, crystal facet and surface defect engineering at nanoscale level, the bismuth-based photocatalysts developed in this project exhibit superior performance for CO2 photoreduction into methane (CH4). Therefore, this research project is believed to pave new ways for the exploration of highly efficient photocatalysts to concurrently alleviate energy and environmental-related issues.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Chai Siang Piao

Additional supervisor 1

Abdul Rahman Mohamed

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Engineering (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering