Dubey, Nidhi and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Devotta, S and Rayalu, S S (2007) Hydrogen evolution by water splitting using novel composite zeolite-based photocatalyst. Catalysis Today, 129 (3-4). pp. 428-434. ISSN 0920-5861

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Novel zeolite-based material showing photocatalytic properties in the visible light have been synthesized by incorporating TiO2, heteropolyacid (HPA) and transition metal, namely cobalt. This material shows high efficiency for water splitting under visible light irradiation. Hydrogen generation to the tune of 2171 mmol/h/g of TiO2 has been achieved for the composite photocatalyst synthesized as compared to H2 evolution rate to the tune of 131.6 mmol/h/g of TiO2 for Degussa P25. This suggests that the TiO2 which gets effectively dispersed and stabilized on the surface of zeolite works synergistically with cobalt and heteropolyacid to make the material active in visible light for evolution of hydrogen from water. TiO2 is the photocatalyst, HPA functions as the dye sensitiser as well as redox system; zeolite functions as support matrix and as electron acceptor in synergy with cobalt. The probable mechanism for improved hydrogen evolution rate using such composite photocatalyst has been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrogen; Water Splitting; Visible Light; Zeolite-Based Photocatalyst
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 09:05
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/988

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