Joshi, Meenal M and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Parwate, D V and Rayalu, Sadhana (2013) Efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation by silica supported and platinum promoted titanium dioxide. Materials Research Bulletin, 48. pp. 3545-3552. ISSN 0025-5408

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Titanium dioxide was supported on mesoporous silica and promoted with Pt and Ru. The supported photocatalysts show high surface area and better photocatalytic activity in visible light as compared to the benchmark Degussa P25. These photocatalysts were characterized using XRD, BET-SA, and UV-DRS techniques. The surface area of supported photocatalyst was 140.6 m2/g which is higher than Degussa P- 25. Supported photocatalyst was evaluated for hydrogen evolution via water splitting reaction using ethanol as a sacrificial donor. Hydrogen yield observed is 4791.43 mmol/h/g of TiO2 and that for P-25 is 161 mmol/h/g of TiO2 under visible light irradiation. The value is 30 times higher than benchmark material Degussa P-25. This photocatalyst is also found stable up to 24 h without replenishing with sacrificial donor ethanol. However silica gel/TiO2/Ru does not show any exciting result for hydrogen generation. The effect of various operating parameters like photocatalyst loading, Illumination time and intensity of light on supported photocatalyst also has been studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metals; Semiconductors; Sol–gel Chemistry; X-ray Diffraction; Catalytic Properties
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 05:36
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 05:36

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