Environmental Decontamination Using Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Based Materials: A Review

Review | Published Mar, 2022

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The frequent release of toxic compounds into the environment has caused substantial pollution of different aspects of the ecosystem. Thus, the need for suitable materials for environmental remediation is in high demand. Although many 2D materials with remarkable properties have been synthesized for the remediation of toxic pollutants of organic and inorganic origin, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have gathered extensive recognition lately, owing to their intriguing photocatalytic properties and tunable functionality that offers promising prospects for the decontamination, degradation, adsorption, and removal of these toxic pollutants. Therefore, this review provides the recent advancement of photocatalytic TMDs and the mechanism of their performance towards environmental remediation. Also, insights on new perspectives were highlighted.