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Hydrogen production by photocatalytic alcohol reforming employing highly efficient nanocrystalline titania films

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48650 46516 2007 6 PDF Available
Title
Hydrogen production by photocatalytic alcohol reforming employing highly efficient nanocrystalline titania films
Abstract

Hydrogen production by photocatalytic alcohol reforming has been studied in the presence of a Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst. Nanocrystalline titania was deposited on glass slides by using a sol–gel process in the presence of surfactant template. Band-gap excitation of titania was made by using a low-energy Black-Light source. Water–ethanol mixtures proved the most efficient substrate for hydrogen production. This system demonstrated an impressive efficiency, which reached up to 74% active electron to incident photon ratio and 32% energy conversion efficiency.

Keywords
Photocatalytic alcohol reforming; Nanocrystalline titania films
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Hydrogen production by photocatalytic alcohol reforming employing highly efficient nanocrystalline titania films
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 77, Issues 1–2, 30 November 2007, Pages 184–189
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis