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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FOCUS is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed international research journal consolidating research activities in all experimental and theoretical aspects of energy and environment with an interdisciplinary approach. The research topics include the preparation and characterization of advanced functional materials and their utilization in various energy and environmental applications, to name a few; fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, light emitting diodes, solar cells, optoelectronic devices, thermoelectric, clean energy, bio-fuels and bio-refineries, supercapacitors, hydrogen energy (storage and generation), geothermal energy, nanogenerators, self-powered devices and systems, catalysis, biomass and bioenergy, static and dynamic energy conversion; energy efficiency and management, nuclear energy, fossil fuels, geothermal, wind energy, electrolysis, and photothermal devices, environmental science and technology (environmental chemistry, physics biology and engineering) including climate change, greenhouse gases and global warming, ecology, environmental toxicology, industrial wastewater and sewage treatment, geosciences, atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments, pollution and environmental control, hazardous substances, radioactive contamination, noise pollution, effects of air, water, and soil contaminations on human health, environmental public health policies, soil environmental management and technologies, environmental policies, rules and regulations, conservation of natural resources, and all aspects of theoretical modeling related with energy and environment.

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Volume 3, Number 4 (December 2014) pp. 317- 421

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A Special Issue on Heterostructured Semiconductor Nanophotocatalyst: Design,
Synthesis, and Applications

Guest Editors: Hong Liu, Jinghui Zeng, Yuanhua Sang, Weijia Zhou, and Ahmad Umar
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 317-319 (2014)
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Recent Advances in Metal Oxide/Carbon Hetro-Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Shuzhen Zhang, Wen He, Xudong Zhang, Jingyun Ma, Caiyun Sun, and Xin Song
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 320-329 (2014)
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Two-Dimensional Photocatalysts: Properties, Synthesis, and Applications
Dongman Hou, Weijia Zhou, Xiaoyan Liu, Kai Zhou, Guoqiang Li, and Shaowei Chen
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 330-338 (2014)
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BiVO4-Based Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Water Splitting: A Review
Jin Hyun Kim and Jae Sung Lee
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 339-353 (2014)
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Research Progress of Solar Cells Based on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites
Methylamine Lead Halide

Zhirong Zhang, Xing Zhao, Tianyue Wang, Yan Zhao, Chao Shen, Mwenya Trevor, and Meicheng Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 354-359 (2014)
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A Performance Enhancement by Ag/C Nanocables in Photo-Anodes for Dye-Sensitized
Solar Cells

Ye Feng Wang, Xiao Yuan Sheng, Bin Bin Jin, and Jing Hui Zeng
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 360-365 (2014)
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Efficient Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on TiO2 Nanorod Arrays
Yitan Li, Xiaohong Yu, Zhaozong Sun, Xiya Chen, Simon Fowler, Yanxue Chen, Jie Lian, and Jun Jiao
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 366-370 (2014)
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The Study of NiO/TiO2 Photocatalytic Activity for Degradation of Methylene Orange
Lihua Chu, Meicheng Li, Peng Cui, Yongjian Jiang, Zipei Wan, and Shangyi Dou
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 371-374 (2014)
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Phase Separation in Poly(alkylthiophene): PCBM Bulk Heterojunctions Probed with
Morphology, Optical Response and Aggregates Size

Wei-Long Xu, Fei Zheng, Meng-Qi Zhu, Zhi-Feng Wang, and Xiao-Tao Hao
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 375-382 (2014)
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Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Bi2S3 Nanowires for Methanol and Ethanol Electrooxidation
Lin Chen, Qi Yang, Hao Hua, Mingjun Wang, and Chenguo Hu
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 383-387 (2014)
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Enhancing Thermoelectric Power Factor of Cu2 - x Te Nanowires with Isoelectronic Se Doping
Mingjun Wang, Kaiyou Zhang, Yi Xi, and Chenguo Hu
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 388-392 (2014)
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Synthesis of KCu4Se8 Nanowires and Enhancement of Its Seebeck Effect by Bi-Doping
Kaiyou Zhang, Chenguo Hu, and Shuxia Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 393-398 (2014)
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Seebeck Effect of Monoclinic FeMoO4 Nanorods
Zhiyi Zhang, Gaobin Liu, Donglin Guo, Mohammed Hashim, and Mingjun Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 399-403 (2014)
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Hierarchically Assembled ZnO Nanorods on TiO2 Nanobelts for High Performance Gas Sensor
Zhenhuan Zhao, Dongzhou Wang, Xueliang Kang, Yuanhua Sang, and Hong Liu
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 404-410 (2014)
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Table of Contents to Volume 3, Numbers 1-4, 2014
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 411-413 (2014)
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Author Index to Volume 3, Numbers 1-4, 2014
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 414-418 (2014)
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Subject Index to Volume 3, Numbers 1-4, 2014
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 419-421 (2014)
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Volume 3, Number 3 (September 2014) pp. 207-315

A Special Issue on Catalytic Materials for Bioenergy and Environmental Applications
Guest Editors:Hongchuan Xin, Xuebing Li, Hai-Jun Zhang, Yan Huang, Jianxin Geng, and Guiru Zhu
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 207-209 (2014)
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Gold-Containing Core/Shell-Structured Bi- and Trimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts: Preparation, Structure
and Properties

Haijun Zhang and Naoki Toshima
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 210-218 (2014)
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A Review: Adsorption Materials for the Removal and Recovery of Uranium from Aqueous Solutions
Mengwei Gao, Guiru Zhu, and Congjie Gao
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 219-226 (2014)
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Ethylene Production from Ethanol Over Metal/Phosphorus-Modified ZSM-5 Catalysts
Yuan Fang, Hongpeng Zhang, Xiangping Li, He Huang, Hongchuan Xin, Mohong Lu, Mingshi Li, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 227-235 (2014)
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Catalytic Dehydrogenation of NH3BH3, N2H4, and N2H4BH3 for Chemical Hydrogen Storage
Qilu Yao, Xiangshu Chen, and Zhang-Hui Lu
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 236-245 (2014)
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Ethylene Oligomerization Over Heterogeneous Catalysts
Hongpeng Zhang, Xiangping Li, Yufei Zhang, Sen Lin, Guangci Li, Lei Chen, Yuan Fang, Hongchuan Xin, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 246-256 (2014)
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Synthesis and Catalytic Application of Zeolite-Based Hollow Materials
Xiangping Li, Hongpeng Zhang, Yuan Fang, Sen Lin, Liang Song, Guangci Li, Hongchuan Xin, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 257-265 (2014)
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Advances in Catalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation of , ß-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds
Yunxiang Hu, Lijuan Zhu, and Yan Huang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 266-276 (2014)
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Enhanced Catalytic Activity of Poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) Stabilized Pt/Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles
for Hydrogen Generation from Basic NaBH4 Solution

Peng Wang, Sheng Xiang, Jun Cheng, Decheng Kong, Haijun Zhang, and Shaowei Zhang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 277-281 (2014)
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Green Synthesis of Mesoporous Fe-SBA-15 with Well-Isolated Iron Sites
Hongchuan Xin, Yuan Fang, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 282-286 (2014)
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Determination of 22 Contaminants in Paper Packaging Materials Based on Gas Chromatography
Xu-Long Zhang, Yin Liu, Qin Zou, and Ji-De Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 287-291 (2014)
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Catalytic Performance of Submicro ZSM-5 in Ethanol Dehydration to Ethylene at High Reaction Pressure
Xiangping Li, Hongpeng Zhang, Sen Lin, Yuan Fang, Hongchuan Xin, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 292-296 (2014)
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Novel Carbon-Templating Procedure for Synthesis of Mesoporous Fe/ZSM-5 with Enhanced Performance in
Hydroxylation of Benzene with Nitrous Oxide

Hongchuan Xin
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 297-308 (2014)
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Facile and Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Immobilized Magnetite@Polydopamine Nanocomposite with
Enhanced Antibacterial Activity

Xiaole Zhang, Weijie Wang, Yijiang Zhang, Jinping Yan, Changhong Jia, and Lixin Chang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 309-315 (2014)
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Volume 3, Number 2 (June 2014) pp. 95-205

A Special Issue on New Energy Materials for Future Applications
Guest Editors:Jai Singh, Kaushal Kumar, Pushpendra Kumar, Farid Jamali, and Trilok Singh
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 95-97 (2014)
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Three Dimensional Graphene: A Prospective Architecture for High Performance Supercapacitors
Duc Anh Dinh, Kwun Nam Hui, and Kwan San Hui
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 98-120 (2014)
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Review on the Catalytic Effect of Nanoparticles on the Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate
J. K. Sharma, Pratibha Srivastava, Supriya Singh, and Gurdip Singh
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 121-130 (2014)
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Electronic and Optical Properties of Mn+B, Tc+B or Re+B Codoped Rutile TiO2
Li Gong, Zhong Zhang, and Gang Chen
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 131-135 (2014)
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Oxidative Polymerization of p-Toluenesulphonic Acid Doped Polypyrrole Spheroidal Using
Galvanostatic Method

Yasir Ali, Vijay Kumar, R. G. Sonkawade, and A. S. Dhaliwal
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 136-141 (2014)
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First-Principles Study of Structural Stability and Optical Properties of Cu2XSnY4 (X = Fe, Co, Ni; Y = S, Se)
for Photovoltaic Applications

Anima Ghosh, R. Thangavel, and M. Rajagopalan
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 142-151 (2014)
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Synthesis and Electrochemical Capacitance Behavior of ZnO-Doped TiO2 Nanofibers
Gehan M. K. Tolba, Nasser A. M. Barakat, A. M. Bastaweesy, E. A. Ashour, Wael Abdelmoez, and Hak Yong Kim
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 152-156 (2014)
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Experimental and Theoretical Study of Structural and Optical Properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystals
for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

Anima Ghosh and R. Thangavel
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 157-161 (2014)
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Kinetic Studies on Potentiostatic Deposition of Gallium Containing Cadmium Selenide Thin Films
Md. Rashid Tanveer and Shoeb A. Ansari
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 162-166 (2014)
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Impact of Y Doping on the Metal to Insulator Transition Behavior of Bi1.7Pb0.4Sr2Ca1.1Cu2.1O8+ Superconductor
R. Shabna, P. M. Sarun, S. Vinu, and U. Syamaprasad
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 167-174 (2014)
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Probing Er3+/Yb3+ Doped La2O3 Upconversion Nano-Phosphor as Luminescent Device
Surya Prakash Tiwari, Aditya Kumar Singh, and Kaushal Kumar
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 175-178 (2014)
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Alpha Amylase Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Application in the Reduction of
Nitroaromatic Pollutants

Abhijeet Mishra and Meryam Sardar
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 179-184 (2014)
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Effect of Band Gap Offset on ZnO (Cd, Mg)/ZnO:P Multi Quantum Well Light Emitting Diodes: A Simulation Study
Amanpal Singh, B. C. Joshi, Dinesh Kumar, P. K. Khanna, and Mukesh Kumar
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 185-188 (2014)
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Synthesis, Characterization and Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption Behaviours of La(NI0.80Fe0.20-XMNX)5 Alloys
Sunil Kumar Pandey, Jai Singh, and O. N. Srivastava
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 189-195 (2014)
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Synthesis, Characterization and Spectroscopic Analysis of Er-Doped Ceria (Ce0.9Er0.1O1.95) Electrolyte for
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

C. Esther Jeyanthi, R. Siddheswaran, Pushpendra Kumar, Jai Singh, K. N. Hui, K. S. Hui, and K. Rajarajan
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 196-201 (2014)
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Kinetics of Copper (II) Perchlorate Complex with 4-Aminopyridine
Chandra Prakash Singh and Abhishek Singh
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 202-205 (2014)
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Volume 3, Number 1 (March 2014) pp. 1-93

A Special Issue on Layered Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
Guest Editors:Qiang Wang, Qiang Zhang, Jae-Min Oh, Linhai Duan, and Zhanhu Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 1-3 (2014)
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Layered Double Hydroxides in the Remediation and Prevention of Water Pollution
Xiaodong Lei, Miao Jin, and Gareth R. Williams
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 4-22 (2014)
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Layered Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation Applications
Tae-Hyun Kim, In-Taek Hong, Ji-Yoeng Lee, Joo-Hee Kang, and Jae-Min Oh
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 23-36 (2014)
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Research Progress on Mercury-Free Catalysts for Acetylene Hydrochlorination
Xiuhong Meng, Qiwei Ding, Qiang Wang, and Linhai Duan
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 37-44 (2014)
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Hydrodesulfurization of Transportation Fuels Over Zeolite-Based Supported Catalysts
Yi Wang, Binteng Wang, Alain Rives, and Yinyong Sun
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 45-52 (2014)
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Deep Desulfurization of Gasoline: Catalysts and Technology
Xiuhong Meng, Yuanyuan Zhao, Qiang Wang, and Linhai Duan
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 53-59 (2014)
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Removal of Cyanobacteria Anabaena flos-aquae Through Montmorillonite Clays
Yirong Pei, Sairan Eom, Dae-Hwan Park, Jae-Min Oh, and Jin-Ho Choy
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 60-63 (2014)
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Passivation of Magnetic Tunnel Junction Stacks with Polydimethylsiloxane Thin Films
Won-Jae Lee, Yujeong Kim, Jong Hwa Jeong, Hong-In Lee, and Seung-Min Paek
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 64-68 (2014)
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Preparation and Characterization of Graphite/Bismaleimide Antifriction Nanocomposites
Renhe Huang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 69-73 (2014)
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Reductive Regeneration of Sulfated TiO2 Catalyst in Ammonia
Guoqiang Ma, Yaqin Hou, Xiaojin Han, and Zhanggen Huang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 74-79 (2014)
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A Model of Submerged Membrane Bioreactor Removing Organic Substrate and Its Applications
Lijuan Feng, Li Feng, and Liqiu Zhang
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 80-84 (2014)
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Strain Sensitive Polyurethane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
Daowei Ding, Huige Wei, Jiahua Zhu, Qingliang He, Xingru Yan, Suying Wei, and Zhanhu Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 3, 85-93 (2014)
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