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Title: New Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production; Nuevos Fotocatalizadores para la Producción de Hidrógeno

The use of hydrogen as replacement for fossil fuels, on which we depend today, is a matter of great relevance. The sustainable generation of hydrogen as fuel is relevant from an environmental and economic point of view. In this study we have explored new synthetic routes for developing new photocatalysts to be used in water splitting, for hydrogen production. Different techniques have been used to produce hydrogen, such as electrolysis, even though these processes have been found to be energetically non suitable. In this research various photocatalytic materials were presented as possible alternatives for using in water splitting processes. Characterization of the new synthesized materials has been done by using different experimental techniques including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), surface area BET, and X-ray Diffraction (XRD). The efficiency of the synthesized photocatalysts was determined by evaluating the hydrogen evolution by the photocatalytic water splitting reaction.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Turabo, Gurabo (Puerto Rico). School of Science and Technology
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0000672
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Ambientis (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Ambientis (Online); Journal Volume: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2164-6759
Publisher:
Universidad del Turabo
Research Org:
Univ. of Turabo, Gurabo (Puerto Rico)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; hydrogen; photocatalysis; solid solution; water splitting
OSTI Identifier:
1335902

García, Abraham, Cotto, María, Duconge, José, and Márquez, Francisco. New Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production; Nuevos Fotocatalizadores para la Producción de Hidrógeno. United States: N. p., Web.
García, Abraham, Cotto, María, Duconge, José, & Márquez, Francisco. New Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production; Nuevos Fotocatalizadores para la Producción de Hidrógeno. United States.
García, Abraham, Cotto, María, Duconge, José, and Márquez, Francisco. 2014. "New Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production; Nuevos Fotocatalizadores para la Producción de Hidrógeno". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335902.
@article{osti_1335902,
title = {New Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production; Nuevos Fotocatalizadores para la Producción de Hidrógeno},
author = {García, Abraham and Cotto, María and Duconge, José and Márquez, Francisco},
abstractNote = {The use of hydrogen as replacement for fossil fuels, on which we depend today, is a matter of great relevance. The sustainable generation of hydrogen as fuel is relevant from an environmental and economic point of view. In this study we have explored new synthetic routes for developing new photocatalysts to be used in water splitting, for hydrogen production. Different techniques have been used to produce hydrogen, such as electrolysis, even though these processes have been found to be energetically non suitable. In this research various photocatalytic materials were presented as possible alternatives for using in water splitting processes. Characterization of the new synthesized materials has been done by using different experimental techniques including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), surface area BET, and X-ray Diffraction (XRD). The efficiency of the synthesized photocatalysts was determined by evaluating the hydrogen evolution by the photocatalytic water splitting reaction.},
doi = {},
journal = {Ambientis (Online)},
number = ,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {6}
}