Chatti, Ravikrishna V and Dubey, Nidhi and Joshi, Meenal V and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Joshi, P N and Rayalu, Sadhana (2010) Influence of zeolitic structure on photoreduction property and hydrogen evolution reaction. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35. pp. 1911-1920. ISSN 0360-3199

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A new photocatalytic material developed by supporting TiO2 in combination with transition metal ion like cobalt and heteropolyacid (HPA) on the surface is facilitating enhanced photoreduction of water and methyl orange. Zeolites being a solid acid play an important role in the electron transfer reaction, facilitated by the Lewis acid sites in the form of aluminium ions. In the present work, four different zeolite matrices namely, NaY zeolite, ultrastable zeolite Y, beta zeolite and titanium silicate-1 have been used for the synthesis of new photocatalytic materials. These materials have been evaluated for water splitting by an initial screening procedure using methyl orange photoreduction. The photocatalyst containing Na Y has emerged as a potential photocatalyst with hydrogen evolution rate of 2730 mmol/h/g of TiO2. Hydrogen evolution was not observed for the composite photocatalysts synthesized using the other zeolite matrices. It has been observed that physicochemical properties like Si/Al ratio, acidity and basicity of the zeolite support have a tremendous influence on the photoreduction property of these zeolite matrices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zeolite Structure; Si/Al Ratio; Lewis Acidity; Water Splitting; H2 Evolution
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:26

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