Use of anodized tubular TiO2 photoanodes in light-sensitized enzymatic hydrogen production

Use of anodized tubular TiO2 photoanodes in light-sensitized enzymatic hydrogen production In this study, an anodized tubular TiO2 electrode (ATTE) on titanium foil was prepared and used both as a photoanode and a cathode in an enzymatic photoelectrochemical system to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. The effect of applied voltage when anodized, thickness of the foil, electrolytes, annealing temperature, and cathodes was investigated (optimum conditions: 20 V of applied voltage in 0.5 vol.% of hydrofluoric acid, 0.25-mm foil thickness, and 450–650°C annealing temperature). The samples with higher activities had similar X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, clearly indicating that the samples showing the highest evolution rate were composed of both anatase and rutile, while those showing a lower evolution rate were made of either anatase or rutile. The ATTE successfully replaced the Pt mesh cathode and the immobilization of the enzyme enhanced the H2 evolution by 50% (from ca. 66 to 99 μmol/(h × cm2)). Moreover, the use of KOH instead of Tris–HCl buffer in a cathodic compartment further increased the H2 evolution to 115 μmol/(h × cm2). Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Use of anodized tubular TiO2 photoanodes in light-sensitized enzymatic hydrogen production

Loading next page...
Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science + Business Media BV
Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry ; Physical Chemistry ; Catalysis
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial