Chapter 16. Solar Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Production and CO2 Conversion

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen3
  1. Claudio Minero and
  2. Valter Maurino

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch16

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Minero, C. and Maurino, V. (2007) Solar Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Production and CO2 Conversion, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 3

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Chimica Analitica, Via P. Giuria 5, 10125 Torino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • solar photocatalysis;
  • hydrogen production;
  • CO2 conversion;
  • photoelectrochemical cells;
  • new materials

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Photocatalytic Process

    • Quantum Yield

    • Catalyst Related Losses

      • Carrier Thermalization

      • Charge Separation

      • Active Charge Separation

      • Passive Charge Separation

      • Mediated Charge Separation

    • Surface-related Losses

  • Photoelectrochemical Cells

  • New Materials

    • Crystal Structure and Activity

    • Visible Sensitization

  • Conclusions

  • References