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Title
Enhanced hydrogen production by photoreforming of renewable oxygenates through nanostructured polymorphs
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Abstract
Sunlight-driven hydrogen production via photoreforming of aqueous solutions containing renewable compounds is an attractive option for sustainable energy generation with reduced carbon footprint. Nevertheless, the absence of photocatalysts combining high efficiency and stability upon solar light activation has up to date strongly hindered the development of this technology. Herein, two scarcely investigated iron(III) oxide polymorphs, β- and ε-Fe2O3, possessing a remarkable activity in sunlight-activated H2 generation from aqueous solutions of renewable oxygenates (i.e., ethanol, glycerol, glucose) are reported. For β-Fe2O3 and ε-Fe2O3, H2 production rates up to 225 and 125 mmol h−1 m−2 are obtained, with significantly superior performances with respect to the commonly investigated α-Fe2O3.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Advanced functional materials. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2014
ISSN
1616-301X
Volume/pages
24:3(2014), p. 372-378
ISI
000332832500011
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 22.01.2014
Last edited 14.06.2017
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