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Mar. 2019:Congratulations to Kaiqin for winning the Third Place in AWWA NJ 84rd Annual Conference!
Mar. 2019: Congratulations to Wanyi for successfully defending her dissertation!
Wen's Research Group
Phone: (973) 596-5520
Fax: (973) 596-5790
Office Location: Colton Hall 211
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Innovative Photocatalytic Processes to produce H2 and remove environmental contaminants using an array of sustainable resources or materials, such as solar irradiation and environmentally benign photocatalyst materials.
Particularly, we aim to build a robust visible-light-driven photocatalytic reactor with high H2 production rate, high quantum yield, and excellent stability or longevity. Our strategies include (1) adopting novel and affordable nanomaterials that could be synthesized or developed from earth abundant elements; (2) search of renewable thus sustainable sources of electron donors. The overarching goals are to provide molecule-level insights into catalytic reactions leading to efficient degradation of emerging contaminants and to devise innovative solar and UV-driven technologies in water and wastewater treatment and energy recovery.
Kuang, Liyuan, and Wen Zhang. "Enhanced hydrogen production by carbon-doped TiO2 decorated with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) under visible light irradiation." RSC Advances 6.3 (2016): 2479-2488.