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PHOTOCATALYTIC HYDROGEN-PRODUCTION WITH SEMICONDUCTOR PARTICULATE SYSTEMS - AN EFFORT TO ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY

M ASHOKKUMAR, P MARUTHAMUTHU

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1991

Abstract

Hydrogen production in visible light (λ = 437 nm) with the following semiconductor particulate systems, Ag(I)/WO3, Fe(III)/WO3 and Cr(III)/WO3 and mixed semiconductors, WO3 -CdS and WO3 -Pt/CdS, has been investigated in the presence of an electron relay, methylviologen, MV2+. The efficiency of WO3-CdS mixed photocatalyst is found to be less than that of CdS alone. However, Pt loaded CdS powders mixed with WO3 powders (WO3-Pt/CdS) exhibited a notable enhancement in the photocatalytic activity. The effect of sintering temperature on the efficiency of WO3 showed that the sample sintered at 800°C was with higher efficiency than that sintered at 300°C. Similarly, loading of WO3 with Ag(I), Fe(III..

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