Hydrogen Production via Water Dissociation Using Pt–TiO2 Photocatalysts: An Oxidation–Reduction Network
AbstractSeveral TiO2 based semiconductors with different Pt loadings are prepared using incipient impregnation, wet impregnation and the sol-gel method. These photocatalysts are evaluated in the Photo-CREC-Water II Photoreactor for hydrogen production via water dissociation, using an organic renewable scavenger (ethanol). Results obtained show the influence of the photocatalyst preparation in the production of hydrogen and in the observed quantum yields. Furthermore, it is established that the reaction networks leading to hydrogen production, using various photocatalysts, share common features. This analysis is developed by both identifying and quantifying different chemical species and their changes with irradiation time. Key species in this oxidation–reduction network are hydrogen, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, methane, ethane, acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide. On this basis, it is shown that under an inert gas atmosphere, ethanol consumption is sub-stoichiometric. This points towards simultaneous ethanol consumption and the formation of the ethanol scavenger. View Full-Text
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Guayaquil-Sosa, J.F.; Calzada, A.; Serrano, B.; Escobedo, S.; de Lasa, H. Hydrogen Production via Water Dissociation Using Pt–TiO2 Photocatalysts: An Oxidation–Reduction Network. Catalysts 2017, 7, 324.
Guayaquil-Sosa JF, Calzada A, Serrano B, Escobedo S, de Lasa H. Hydrogen Production via Water Dissociation Using Pt–TiO2 Photocatalysts: An Oxidation–Reduction Network. Catalysts. 2017; 7(11):324.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guayaquil-Sosa, J. F.; Calzada, Alan; Serrano, Benito; Escobedo, Salvador; de Lasa, Hugo. 2017. "Hydrogen Production via Water Dissociation Using Pt–TiO2 Photocatalysts: An Oxidation–Reduction Network." Catalysts 7, no. 11: 324.
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