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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 4, Number 4 (December 2015) pp.257-358

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A special Issue on Clean Conversion and Utilization of Energy: Green Processes
and Nanotechnology

Guest Editors:Xu Xiang, Yong Ding, Dongpeng Yan, Yong Yan, and Zhuangqun Huang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 257-259 (2015)
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Atomic Force Microscopy for Solar Fuels Research: An Introductory Review
Zhuangqun Huang, Jingjing Jiang, Yueming Hua, Chunzeng Li, Martin Wagner, Hans Joachim Lewerenz,
Manuel P. Soriaga, and Chantelle Anfuso

Energy Environ. Focus 4, 260-277 (2015)
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Nanostructured Block Copolymers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Baraka S. Lwoya and Julie N. L. Albert
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 278-290 (2015)
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Modification of Reduced Graphene Oxide with Chloroactic Acid for Methylene Blue Removal
Chubei Wang, Hui Li, and Jianwei Zhou
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 291-295 (2015)
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Effect of LiPF6-Based Electrolyte with a Novel Additive on the Performance of LiMn2O4 for
Lithium-Ion Batteries

Shiyou Li, Yuzhou Xue, Xiaopeng Li, Jinliang Liu, Lingxia Li, Jie Jing, and Xiaoling Cui
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 296-300 (2015)
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Ionothermal Synthesis and Selective Oxidation Performance of a Crystalline Vanadium
Phosphate Catalyst

Guixian Li, Qi Zhang, Weiguo Fang, and Yu Zhao
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 301-306 (2015)
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Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Oxidation Efficiency with NiO@MnO2 Catalysts
Based on Abundant Metals

Xiaoqiang Du, Yong Ding, and Xu Xiang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 307-315 (2015)
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Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption Onto Modified
Attapulgite Clay

Zonggao Hu, Fengjuan Shi, Guangxue Liu, Bing Zhang, and Hongsong Zhang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 316-323 (2015)
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Preparation, Characterization of A2Ce2O7 (A = La and Gd) and Their Photo-Catalytic Properties
Zhang Hongsong, Wen Zhengying, Zhao Yongde, Li Gang, and Li Zhenjun
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 324-329 (2015)
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Tuning Nanostructures of Hematite for Visible-Light Photocatalysis
Yu Lianqing, Dong Kaituo, Zhang Zhiping, Hao Lanzhong, and Zhang Yaping
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 330-333 (2015)
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Magnetically Separable Fe3O4 Supported Co-Rh Bimetallic Catalysts for
Dicyclopentadiene Hydroformylation to Value-Added Fine Chemicals

Lei Wang, Yubo Ma, Shaojun Qing, Zhixian Gao, Wumanjiang Eli, and Tianfu Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 334-339 (2015)
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One-Pot Hydrothermal Synthesis of Porous SnO2 Nanostructures for Photocatalytic
Degradation of Organic Pollutants

Ritu Malik, Vijay K. Tomer, Surender Duhan, S. P. Nehra, and Pawan S. Rana
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 340-345 (2015)
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Table of Contents to Volume 4, Numbers 1-4, 2015
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 347-349 (2015)
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Author Index to Volume 4, Numbers 1-4, 2015
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 350-355 (2015)
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Subject Index to Volume 4, Numbers 1-4, 2015
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 356-358 (2015)
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Volume 4, Number 3 (September 2015) pp.175-255

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A special Issue on Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Energy and the Environment
Guest Editors:Bernaurdshaw Neppolian, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Sambandam Anandan, M. V. Shankar, Younggyu Son, and
Bhalchandra Kakade

Energy Environ. Focus 4, 175-177 (2015)
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Novel Nanostructure Designs for High-Performance Silicon Based Anodes
Shikun Liu, Wen He, Xudong Zhang, Haiming Li, Shuzhen Zhang, and Yan Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 178-190 (2015)
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Photoelectrochemical Properties of Alkali Metal Doped TiO2 Nano-Honeycomb Film
Lianqing Yu, Qingqing Wang, Qianqian Zhi, Kaituo Dong, Qingzhong Xue, and Zhang Yaping
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 191-195 (2015)
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Methanol Electro-Oxidation on Nanostructured Rhodium Network
Bhaskar R. Sathe
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 196-200 (2015)
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Large-Scale Hydrothermal Synthesis of Hierarchical Mesoporous Carbon for High-
Performance Supercapacitors

M. Karthik, E. Redondo, E. Goikolea, V. Roddatis, and R. Mysyk
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 201-208 (2015)
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Gold Nanoparticles Immobilized Mesoporous Silica Material as Cathodic Electrocatalyst in
Fuel Cells

Rupali Gupta and Vellaichamy Ganesan
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 209-213 (2015)
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Preparation of CuO/TiO2 Solar Light Harvesting Nanotubular Catalysts for Proficient
Hydrogen Production Using Aqueous-Glycerol Solution

D. Praveen Kumar, N. Lakshmana Reddy, B. Srinivas, V. Durgakumari, B. Neppolian, and M. V. Shankar
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 214-220 (2015)
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Palladium Nanoparticles Incorporated Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Material for
Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction

Pankaj Kumar Rastogi and Vellaichamy Ganesan
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 221-225 (2015)
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The Role of the Nano/Microstructure in the Case of the Photodegradation of Two Model
VOC Pollutants Using Commercial TiO2

Giuseppina Cerrato, Claudia Letizia Bianchi, Sara Morandi, Carlo Pirola, Marta Stucchi, Maria Vittoria Diamanti,
Maria Pia Pedeferri, and Valentino Capucci

Energy Environ. Focus 4, 226-231 (2015)
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Visible-Light-Induced Photocatalytic Disinfection of E.Coli Pathogens with Fe3+-Grafted
ZnO Nanoparticles

Kumar Raju, Dhandapani Navadeepthy, Hembram Kaliyan, Narasinga Rao Tata, and Anandan Srinivasan
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 232-238 (2015)
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Sonochemical Degradation of p-Toluenesulfonic Acid in Aqueous Environment
Salmah Almarhabi and Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 239-244 (2015)
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Sonochemical Degradation of Aqueous Phenol in a 35 kHz Sonoreactor
Pham Hoang Lam and Younggyu Son
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 245-249 (2015)
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Surfactant Assisted Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic
Degradation of Methylene Blue in the Presence of Visible Light

Martha Purnachander Rao, Sambandam Anandan, Sivan Suresh, Abdullah M. Asiri, and Jerry J. Wu
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 250-255 (2015)
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Volume 4, Number 2 (June 2015) pp. 71-173

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A special Issue on Solar Energy Photochemistry and Photocatalysis
Guest Editors: Honggang Fu and Ahmad Umar
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 71-73 (2015)
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Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Degrading Rhodamine B Over MoS2/g-C3N4
Photocatalyst Under Visible Light

Lei Shi, Lin Liang, Fangxiao Wang, Mengshuai Liu, and Jianmin Sun
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 74-81 (2015)
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Facile Facet-Controllable Synthesis of BiOCL Single-Crystalline Nanostructure with
Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

Weiwei Chen, Tingting Li, Qian Hu, Chengping Li, Yan Li, Yuanyuan Guo, and Hong Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 82-86 (2015)
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Synthesis of Magnetically Recyclable TiO2@SiO2@Fe3O4 Photocatalysts and Their
Performance of Photochemical Reduction of CO2

Da Shi, Yan Li, and Shengfu Ji
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 87-94 (2015)
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Improved Photocathodic Properties of Ferroelectric PbTiO3 Films Using Ag-Pt Bimetallic

Yisong Wang, Wen Dong, Fengang Zheng, Liang Fang, and Mingrong Shen
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 95-100 (2015)
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One-Step in Air Synthesis of Visible-Light-Active SnS2/SnO2 Nanocomposite for
Photocatalytic Reduction of Aqueous Cr(VI)

Qian Zhang, Long Yao, Yongcai Zhang, and Jing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 101-106 (2015)
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Design of Silver-Deposited Carbon Nitride Nanotubes by a One-Step Solvothermal
Treatment Strategy and Their Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity Toward
Methyl Orange Degradation

Ting Shu, Weijing Yang, Kexin Li, Liushui Yan, Yuhua Dai, and Huiqin Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 107-115 (2015)
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Synthesis of Ag3PO4 Nanorods with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity
Pengyu Dong, Jiawei Hu, Yejing Huang, Entian Cui, and Guihua Hou
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 116-120 (2015)
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Photoactivity Enhanced and Photo-Corrosion Inhibited Ag3PO4/ZnO Visible Light Photocatalyst
for the Degradation of Rhodamine B

Yan Luo, Nuo Xu, Xiaoming Liu, Lixia Yang, Huimin Wu, and Yuancheng Qin
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 121-127 (2015)
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Plasmonic Photocatalytic Activity of Silver Nano-Particles Using Carbon Sphere as Support
Shiqi Jiang, Jun Shang, Liang Wang, Tingting Zhai, Wenwen Wang, Weichang Hao, and Tianmin Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 128-132 (2015)
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Enhancement of Visible Light Photocatalytic Activities via Flower Structure of g-C3N4
Su Zhan, Feng Zhou, Yanfeng Yin, and Naibao Huang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 133-138 (2015)
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Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Performances of 8-Hydroxy-Quinoline Aluminum (Alq3)
Sen Xu, Xianli Huang, Pingting He, Xiaogang Zhang, Shigang Xin, and Jun Le
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 139-144 (2015)
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Quantum Research on the Aromaticity of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Qingzhen Han, Jinling Zhao, Zhaotan Jiang, and Hao Wen
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 145-148 (2015)
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Preparation and Characterization of CdS/TiO2-Mt Composites with Enhanced Visible
Light Photocatalytic Activity

Zhihong Wang, Qianqian Xu, Tao Meng, Tiezhen Ren, and Daimei Chen
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 149-156 (2015)
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Molten Salt Synthesis of BiOClxBr1 - x with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity Under Visible Light
Mingjin Dai, Jingxue Sun, Gang Chen, Chade Lv, and Weizhao Hong
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 157-163 (2015)
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Synthesis of Ag-TiO2 Arrays Film for Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye and Water Splitting
Renjie Zhang, Jie Zhang, Binsong Wang, Shengliang Zheng, Hua Xia, and Yang Qu
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 164-169 (2015)
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Facile Synthesis of Rod-Like ZnO Mesocrystals via a Template-Free Method and
Their Photocatalytic Performance

Zichuan Ma, Jing Li, Yinsu Wu, and Shengtao Xing
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 170-173 (2015)
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Volume 4, Number 1 (March 2015) pp. 1-70

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Investigation of a New Method to Prepare Low Methanol and Water Crossover Membrane
Electrode Assembly for Passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Liang Yan, Weiwei Cai, Xiao Zhao, Liang Liang, Wei Xing, and Changpeng Liu
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 1-7 (2015)
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Graphitic Mesoporous Carbon Prepared from Metal-Organic Frameworks for Supercapacitor
Wendan Yu, Worong Lin, Wenpeng Ouyang, Fulong Zeng, Jing Yan, and Dingsheng Yuan
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 8-11 (2015)
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Effect of Acetic Acid Adding on Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Sprayed ZnO
Thin Films

A. Hadri, C. Nassiri, F. Z. Chafi, M. Loghmarti, and A. Mzerd
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 12-17 (2015)
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Palladium Nanocatalysts Confined in Mesoporous Silica for Heterogeneous Reduction of

Aejung Kim, Seyed Mahdi Rafiaei, Shahrouz Abolhosseini, and Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 18-23 (2015)
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Activated Carbon Materials Prepared from Pine Branches for Supercapacitors
Fang Li and Lei Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 24-27 (2015)
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Facile Strategy for Utilizing Sugarcane Bagasse as Bio-Adsorbent for the Removal of
Contaminant form Effluents of Textile Industry

Arif Reza, Faheem A. Sheikh, M. Zainal Abedin, and Hern Kim
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 28-33 (2015)
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Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of MnO2 and Co-Decorated Graphene as
Novel Nanocomposite for Electrochemical Super Capacitors Application

Zafar Khan Ghouri, Nasser A. M. Barakat, and Hak Young Kim
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 34-39 (2015)
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Eco-Friendly Redemption of Butyl Rubber in Cost Efficient Ablative Composites for
Aerospace Applications

Yutika Badhe and K. Balasubramanian
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 40-46 (2015)
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Biodiesel Production from Mixed Crude Oil of Non-Edible Marine Fishes
M. Anand, M. Gobalakrishnan, M. Maruthupandy, and S. Suresh
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 47-53 (2015)
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Effect of Annealing on Structural, Crystallinity and Optical Properties of
Anatase Cr-TiO2 Nanoparticles

C. C. Vidyasagar, H. B. Muralidhara, Yanjerappa Arthoba Naik, Gururaj Hosamani, and Murugaiya Sridar Ilango
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 54-63 (2015)
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A Study on the Performance Parameters of Single Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell with Irradiance
Anuradha Purohit, S. Chander, Anshu Sharma, Arvind, S. P. Nehra, and M. S. Dhaka
Energy Environ. Focus 4, 64-70 (2015)
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