Photocatalytic reaction on photofuel cell titania electrode

Photocatalytic reaction on photofuel cell titania electrode Benzoic acid-doped titania electrodes were prepared from titanium alkoxide sols containing benzoic acid in order to examine the photocatalytic reaction of the fuel material concentrated on the titania surface of a photofuel cell electrode. This doping was developed in order to understand the physicochemical processes on the titania rather than to advance the practical use of the photofuel cells. The observed photocurrent and CO2 and H2O productions indicated that the oxidation of the benzoic acid enhanced the generation of electricity during the UV irradiation. Benzoic acid molecules should be oxidized by oxygen molecules and holes on the titania surface. The steam treatment of the electrodes improved the benzoic acid oxidation and the photocurrent because it promoted the titania densification and enhanced the interaction between the benzoic acid and titania. The benzoic acid-doped titania is a valid model of the fuel material concentrated in the porous titania when using benzoic acid as the fuel material. The contact between the benzoic acid and titania is important in order to obtain a high photofuel electric conversion. Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Photocatalytic reaction on photofuel cell titania electrode

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Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
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