On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 11th European Conference on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA), held in presence in Turin, Italy, on June 6-10, 2022.

Through plenary and keynote lectures, oral presentations, poster talks and poster sessions, the ambition of the four-day SPEA11 conference is to report on the most advanced research progresses in environmental photocatalysis and photochemistry, and to pave the way for future research and challenges.

Launched in 2000 and 2002 in Saint-Avold, France, the European meeting series SPEA progressively gained over the last 16 years its renown among the most relevant meetings in solar chemistry and photocatalysis by travelling around Europe. Hosted in Barcelona (2004), Gran Canaria (2006), Palermo (2008), Prague (2010), Oporto (2012), Thessaloniki (2014), Strasbourg (2016) and Almeria (2018), SPEA (2022) will take place in Turin.

SPEA11 will cover research fields as varied as water and air treatment/disinfection, novel materials and processes for solar photocatalysis, environmental photochemistry, hydrogen production and carbon dioxide utilization, functionalized surfaces, modeling and mechanistic studies, commercial applications and standardization, whether the research approach is fundamental or applied.

We truly hope that the SPEA11 program will reflect the high commitment and exceptional profile of the international community working in this field, and selected papers will be published in high impact factor journals following the SPEA meeting.

Explore the SPEA11 website: there is a time to work, and a time for entertainments and touristic discovery. So, you are encouraged to plan enjoying the city of Torino and Piemonte region, and to taste the local hospitality.

We are very much looking forward to welcome you to our beautiful city of Turin!

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees,
Claudio Minero, SPEA11 chair
Paola Calza, OC