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Title: Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting

Abstract

Reactors based on particle suspensions for the capture, conversion, storage, and use of solar energy as H 2 are projected to be cost-competitive with fossil fuels. In light of this, this review paper summarizes state-of-the-art particle light absorbers and cocatalysts as suspensions (photocatalysts) that demonstrate visible-light-driven water splitting on the laboratory scale. Also presented are reactor descriptions, theoretical considerations particular to particle suspension reactors, and efficiency and performance characterization metrics. Opportunities for targeted research, analysis, and development of reactor designs are highlighted.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
  3. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthes
  5. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Chemical System Engineering
  6. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  7. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry, and Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division (SC-22.1)
OSTI Identifier:
1501367
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Fabian, David M., Hu, Shu, Singh, Nirala, Houle, Frances A., Hisatomi, Takashi, Domen, Kazunari, Osterloh, Frank E., and Ardo, Shane. Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/c5ee01434d.
Fabian, David M., Hu, Shu, Singh, Nirala, Houle, Frances A., Hisatomi, Takashi, Domen, Kazunari, Osterloh, Frank E., & Ardo, Shane. Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting. United States. doi:10.1039/c5ee01434d.
Fabian, David M., Hu, Shu, Singh, Nirala, Houle, Frances A., Hisatomi, Takashi, Domen, Kazunari, Osterloh, Frank E., and Ardo, Shane. Mon . "Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting". United States. doi:10.1039/c5ee01434d. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1501367.
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title = {Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting},
author = {Fabian, David M. and Hu, Shu and Singh, Nirala and Houle, Frances A. and Hisatomi, Takashi and Domen, Kazunari and Osterloh, Frank E. and Ardo, Shane},
abstractNote = {Reactors based on particle suspensions for the capture, conversion, storage, and use of solar energy as H2 are projected to be cost-competitive with fossil fuels. In light of this, this review paper summarizes state-of-the-art particle light absorbers and cocatalysts as suspensions (photocatalysts) that demonstrate visible-light-driven water splitting on the laboratory scale. Also presented are reactor descriptions, theoretical considerations particular to particle suspension reactors, and efficiency and performance characterization metrics. Opportunities for targeted research, analysis, and development of reactor designs are highlighted.},
doi = {10.1039/c5ee01434d},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
number = 10,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {7}
}

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