Catalysis Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 217–222 | Cite as

Improvement of nickel-loaded K4Nb6O17 photocatalyst for the decomposition of H2O

  • K. Sayama
  • A. Tanaka
  • K. Domen
  • K. Maruya
  • T. Onishi
Article

Abstract

The activity of a Ni-loaded K4Nb6O17 photocatalyst for an overall water splitting was enhanced by the addition of alkaline hydroxide (KOH, NaOH) into the aqueous impregnation solution. The quantum efficiency was 5.3% (330 nm) at the optimum condition.

Photocatalyst water decomposition layered compound 

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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sayama
    • 1
  • A. Tanaka
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Domen
    • 1
  • K. Maruya
    • 1
  • T. Onishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Resources UtilizationTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Nikon Co.Sagamihara 228Japan

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