Laboratory for Low Carbon Energy and Sustainable Environment  

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  Books and Book Chapters  
  Ying Li, "Fuel Production from Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with Water Using TiO2-Based Nanocomposites", Chapter 9 in "Green Carbon Dioxide: Advances in CO2 Utilization", edited by Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner, 2014, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-118-59088-1.  
  Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  
  52. Pan, F., Liang, A., Duan, Y., Liu, Q., Zhang, J., Li, Y.* Self-growth-templating synthesis of 3D N,P,Co-doped mesoporous carbon frameworks for efficient bifunctional oxygen and carbon dioxide electroreduction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, in press. (DOI:10.1039/c7ta03005c). Selected as 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers.  
  51. Pan, F., Duan, Y., Liang, A., Zhang, J., Li, Y.* N,P-Codoped Porous Carbon Networks for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 238, 375-383. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.04.044).  
  50. Rao, G.Y., Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Deng, W., Jung, B., Abdel-Wahab, A., Batchelor, B., Li, Y.* FeOOH and Fe2O3 co-grafted TiO2 photocatalysts for bisphenol A degradation in water, Catalysis Communications, 2017, 97, 125-129. (DOI:10.1016/j.catcom.2017.04.039)  
  49. Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Rao, G.Y., Li, Y.* Enhancing photocatalytic CO2 reduction by coating an ultrathin Al2O3 layer on oxygen deficient TiO2 nanorods through atomic layer deposition, Applied Surface Science. 2017, 404, 49-56. (DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.01.267)  
  48. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Miller, J.T., Li, Y.* Mechanistic Study of CO2 Photoreduction with H2O on Cu/TiO2 Nanocomposites by In Situ X-ray Absorption and Infrared Spectroscopies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2017, 121(1), 490-499. (DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10835)  
  47. Zhao, H. L., Pan, F.P., Li, Y.* A review on the effects of TiO2 surface point defects on CO2 photoreduction with H2O, Journal of Materiomics. 2017, 3(1), 17-32. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmat.2016.12.001)  
  46. Rao, G.Y., Zhang, Q.Y., Zhao, H. L., Chen, J.T., Li, Y.* Novel Titanium Dioxide/Iron(III) Oxide/Graphene Oxide Photocatalytic Membrane for Enhanced Humic Acid Removal from Water, Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 302, 633-640. (DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2016.05.095) (Front Cover).  
  45. Rao, G.Y., Brastad, K.S., Zhang, Q.Y., Robinson, R., He, Z., Li, Y.* Enhanced Disinfection of E. coli and bacteriophage MS2 in Water Using a Copper and Silver Loaded Titanium Dioxide Nanowire Membrane, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2016, 10(4), 1-9. (DOI:10.1007/s11783-016-0854-x)  
  44. Zhao, H.L., Xu, J., Liu, L.J, Rao, G.Y., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y.* CO2 photoreduction with water vapor by Ti-embedded MgAl layered double hydrodixdes, Journal of CO2 Utilization. 2016, 15, 15-23 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2016.04.004)  
  43. Liu, L.J., Jiang, Y.Q., Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Cheng, J.L., Yang, K.S.*, Li, Y.* Engineering Coexposed {001} and {101} Facets in Oxygen-Deficient TiO2 Nanocrystals for Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction under Visible Light, ACS Catalysis. 2016, 6, 1097-1108 (DOI:10.1021/acscatal.5b02098)  
  42. Rao. G.Y., Li, Y.* Feasibility Study of Flowback/Produced Water Treatment Using Direct-Contact Membrane Distillation, Desalination and Water Treatment. 2016, 57, 21314-21327. (DOI:10.1080/19443994.2015.1119753)  
  41. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Xu, J.Y., Li, Y.* Integrated CO2 Capture and Photocatalytic Conversion by A Hybrid Adsorbent/Photocatalyst Material, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2015, 179, 489-499. (DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.06.006)  
  40. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Rao, G.Y., Zhao, H.L., Wang, L. H., Xu, J.Y., Li, Y.* Synthesis of novel MgAl layered double oxides grafted TiO2 cuboids and their photocatalytic activity on CO2 reduction with water vapor, Catalysis Science & Technology. 2015, 5, 3288-3295. (DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00216H)  
  39. Zhang, Q.Y., Rao, G.Y., Rogers, J.E., Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Li, Y.* Novel Anti-fouling Fe2O3-TiO2 Nanowire Membranes for Humic Acid Removal from Water, Chemical Engineering Journal. 2015, 271, 180-187. (DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2015.02.085)  
  38. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Rogers, J.E., Zhao, H.L., Li, Y.* Synthesis of Carbon-TiO2 Nanocomposites with Enhanced Reversible Capacity and Cyclic Performance as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Electrochimica Acta. 2015, 155, 288-296. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.12.167)  
  37. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Zhao, H.L., Zhang, Q.Y., Li, Y.* ZnO-CoO Nanoparticles Encapsulated in 3D Porous Carbon Microspheres for High-performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes, Electrochimica Acta. 2014, 135, 224-231. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.05.001)  
  36. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Pitts, D.T., Zhao, H.L., Li, Y.* CO2 Photoreduction with H2O Vapor by Porous MgO/TiO2 Microspheres: Effects of Surface MgO Dispersion and CO2 Adsorption/Desorption Dynamics. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2014, 4, 1539-1546. (DOI:10.1039/C3CY00807J) (Front Cover).  
  35. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Zhao, H.L., Krall, A., Wen, Z., Chen, J.H., Hurley, P., Jiang, J., Li, Y.* Sulfur-Infiltrated Porous Carbon Microspheres with Controllable Multi-Modal Pore Size Distribution for High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Nanoscale. 2014, 6, 882-888. (DOI:10.1039/C3NR04532C)  
  34. Liu, L.J., Li, Y.* Understanding the Reaction Mechanism of Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with H2O on TiO2-Based Photocatalysts: A Review. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2014, 14, 453-469. (doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.06.0186) (invited review article).  
  33. Liu, L.J., Pitts, D.T., Zhao, H.L., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y.* Silver-incorporated bicrystalline (anatase/brookite) TiO2 microspheres for CO2 photoreduction with water in the presence of methanol. Applied Catalysis A: General. 2013, 467, 474-482. (doi: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.019).  
  32. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, L.Q., Li, Y., Zhao, Y.C., Zhang, J.Y. Kinetic Modeling of Mercury Oxidation by Chlorine over CeO2-TiO2 Catalysts. Fuel, 2013, 113, 726-732. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.06.029)  
  31. Zhao, H.L., Liu, L.J., Andino, J.M., Li, Y.* Bicrystalline TiO2 with Controllable Anatase/Brookite Phase Content for Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction to Fuels.Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1, 8209-8216. (DOI:10.1039/C3TA11226H)  
  30. Gu, H., Guo,J., Wei, H., Huang, Y., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y., Wu, Q., Haldolaarachchige, N., Young, D.P., Wei, S., and Guo, Z. Giant Magnetoresistance in Non-Magnetic Phosphoric Acid Doped Polyaniline Silicon Nanocomposites with Higher Magnetic Field Sensing Sensitivity. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2013, 15, 10866-10875. (DOI:10.1039/C3CP50698C)  
  29. Guo,J., Gu, H., Wei, H., Zhang,Q.Y., Haldolaarachchige, N., Li, Y., Young, D.P., Wei, S., and Guo, Z. Magnetite-Polypyrrole Metacomposites: Dielectric Properties and Magnetoresistance Behavior. Journal of Physcial Chemistry C. 2013, 117, 10191-10202. (DOI:10.1021/jp402236n)  
  28. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Zhao, H.L., Pitts,. D., Li, Y.* Porous Microspheres of MgO-Patched TiO2 for CO2 Photoreduction with H2O Vapor: Temperature-Dependent Activity and Stability.Chemical Communications. 2013, 49, 3664-3666. (DOI:10.1039/C3CC39054C)  
  27. Liu, L.J., Gao, F., Zhao, H.L., Li, Y.* Tailoring Cu Valence and Oxygen Vacancy in Cu/TiO2 Catalysts for Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction Efficiency. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2013, 134-135, 349-358. (doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.01.040)  
  26. Gao, W., Liu, Q.C., Wu, C.Y., Li, H.L., Li, Y., Yang, J., Wu, G.F. Kinetics of Mercury Oxidation in the Presence of Hydrochloric Acid and Oxygen over a Commercial SCR Catalyst. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 220, 53-60. (doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2013.01.062)  
  25. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, Y., Li, L.Q., Zhao, Y.C., Zhang, J.Y. Impact of SO2 on elemental mercury oxidation over CeO2-TiO2 catalyst. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 219, 319-326. (doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.12.100)  
  24. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, Y., Li, L. Q., Zhao, Y.C., Zhang, J.Y. Role of flue gas components in mercury oxidation over TiO2 supported MnOx-CeO2 Mixed Oxide at low temperature. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2012, 243, 117-123. (DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.10.007).  
  23. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Wang, J., Li, Y.* Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 and H2O to Fuels by Nanostructured Ce-TiO2/SBA-15 Composites. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2012, 2, 2558-2568. (DOI:10.1039/C2CY20346D).  
  22. Rodriguez, M.M., Peng, X.H., Liu, L.J., Li, Y., Andino, J.M. A Density Functional Theory and Experimental Study of CO2 Interaction with Brookite TiO2. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2012, 116(37), 19755-19764. (DOI: 10.1021/jp302342t).  
  21. Liu, L.J., Zhao, H.L., Andino, J. M., Li, Y.* Photocatalytic CO2 reduction with H2O on TiO2 nanocrystals: Comparison with anatase, rutile, brookite polymorphs and exploration of surface chemistry. ACS Catalysis. 2012, 2, 1817-1828. (DOI: 10.1021/cs300273q).  
  20. Zhang, Q.Y., Gao, T.T., Andino, J. M., Li, Y.* Copper and Iodine Co-modified TiO2 Nanoparticles for Improved Activity of CO2 Photoreduction with Water Vapor. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2012, 123-124, 257-264. (doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.04.035).  
  19. Zhao, C.Y., Krall, A.J., Zhao, H.L., Zhang, Q.Y., Li, Y.* Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis synthesis of Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite photocatalysts for simultaneous H2 production and CO2 reduction. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37(13), 9967-9976. (doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.04.003).  
  18. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y.* Spontaneous dissociation of CO2 to CO on defective surface of Cu(I)/TiO2-x nanoparticles at room temperature. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2012, 116, 7904-7912. (DOI: 10.1021/jp300932b).  
  17. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, Y., Zhang, J.Y. Superior activity of MnOx-CeO2/TiO2 catalyst for catalytic oxidation of elemental mercury at low flue gas temperatures. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2012, 111-112, 381-388. (doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.10.021).  
  16. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, Y., Zhang, J.Y. CeO2-TiO2 catalysts for catalytic oxidation of elemental mercury in coal combustion flue gas. Environmental Science & Technology. 2011, 45, 7394-7400. (doi:10.1021/es2007808).  
  15. Zhang, Q., Li, Y.*, Ackerman, E., Gajdardziska-Josifovska, M., Li, H.L. Visible light responsive iodine-doped TiO2 for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to fuels. Applied Catalysis A: General. 2011, 400, 195-202. (doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2011.04.032). (One of the ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles in Applied Catalysis A in July-September 2011)  
  14. Li, H.L., Li, Y., Wu, C.Y., Zhang, J.Y. Oxidation and capture of elemental mercury over SiO2- TiO2-V2O5 catalysts in simulated low-rank coal combustion flue gas. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2011, 169, 186-193. (doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.03.003).  
  13. Li, Y.*, Wang, W.N., Zhan, Z., Woo, M.H., Wu, C.Y., Biswas, P. Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with H2O on Mesoporous Silica Supported Cu/TiO2 Catalysts. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010, 100, 386-392.(One of the ScienceDirect TOP 25 Most Cited Articles in Applied Catalysis B in 2010 and 2011)  
  12. Donnelly, A., Wu, C.Y., Biswas, P., Li, Y., Denny, A., Hodge, E. Use of Front-End Evaluation to Enhance the Usefulness and Adoption of Educational Materials to End Users: from Museum Education to Engineering Education. International Journal of Engineering Education. 2010, 26(1), 155-161.  
  11. Li, Y., Ehrhard, R., Biswas, P., Kulkarni, P., Carns, K., Patterson, C., Krishnan, R., Sinha, R. Removal of Waterborne Particles by Electrofiltration: Pilot-Scale Testing. Environmental Engineering Science. 2009, 26(12), 1795-1803.  
  10. Suriyawong, A., Smallwood, M. Li, Y., Zhuang, Y., Biswas, P. Mercury Capture by Nano-structured Titanium Dioxide Sorbent during Coal Combustion: Lab-scale to Pilot-scale Studies. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2009, 9, 394-403.  
  9. Li, Y., Suriyawong, A., Daukoru, M., Zhuang, Y., Biswas, P. Measurement and capture of fine and ultrafine particles from a pilot-scale pulverized coal combustor with an electrostatic precipitator. Journal of Air & Waste Management Association. 2009, 59 (5), 553-559.  
  8. Li, Y., Daukoru, M., Suriyawong, A., Biswas, P. Mercury emissions control from coal-fired flue gas using potassium iodide: bench- and pilot-scale studies. Energy & Fuels. 2009, 23, 236-243.  
  7. Li, Y., Murphy, P. D., Wu, C. Y., Powers, K. W., Bonzongo, J.-C. Development of silica/vanadia/titania catalysts for removal of elemental mercury from coal combustion flue gas. Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42, 5304-5309.  
  6. Li, Y., Murphy, P. D., Wu, C. Y. Removal of elemental mercury from simulated coal-combustion flue gas using a SiO2-TiO2 nanocomposite. Fuel Processing Technology, 2008, 89, 567-573.  
  5. Gao, J., Bonzongo, J-C., Bitton. G., Li, Y., Wu, C. Y. Nanowastes and the Environment: Using Mercury as a Model Pollutant to Assess the Environmental Fate of Chemicals Adsorbed onto Manufactured Nanomaterials. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2008, 27 (4), 808-810.  
  4. Li, Y., Wu, C. Y. Kinetic Study for Photocatalytic Oxidation of Elemental Mercury on a SiO2-TiO2 Nanocomposite. Environmental Engineering Science, 2007, 24 (1), 3-12.  
  3. Li, Y., Wu, C. Y. Role of Moisture in Adsorption, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Reemission of Elemental Mercury on a SiO2-TiO2 Nanocomposite. Environmental Science & Technology. 2006, 40, 6444-6448.  
  2. Li, Y., Lee, S. R., Wu, C. Y. UV-Absorption-Based Measurements of Ozone and Mercury: An Investigation on Their Mutual Interferences. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2006, 6 (4), 418-429.  
  1. Romero, C. E., Li, Y., Bilirgen, H., Sarunac, N., Levy, E. K. Modification of boiler operating conditions for mercury emissions reductions in coal-fired utility boilers. Fuel. 2006, 85, 204-212.