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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(3), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering2030036

Development of Sunlight Driven Water Splitting Devices towards Future Artificial Photosynthetic Industry

Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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Received: 1 July 2018 / Revised: 7 August 2018 / Accepted: 9 August 2018 / Published: 13 August 2018
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The ongoing research and development of sunlight-driven water splitting in the “Japan Technological Research Association of Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem)” is overviewed. Water splitting photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical devices, large-scale reactor panels, product gas transportation, H2/O2 gas separation devices and safety measures against explosion are included as the research objectives. ARPChem was formed as a research union of Japan’s leading chemical firms, in which related elementary technologies have been cultivated. This article introduces our general scope for artificial photosynthesis and describes present research activities, mainly on solar driven water splitting photocatalysts/photoelectrodes and briefly on the processes and plans for plant construction for future industrial extension. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial photosynthesis; overall water photo-splitting; sunlight responding materials; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry artificial photosynthesis; overall water photo-splitting; sunlight responding materials; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry
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Yamada, T.; Domen, K. Development of Sunlight Driven Water Splitting Devices towards Future Artificial Photosynthetic Industry. ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 36.

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