Catalysis Letters

, Volume 122, Issue 1–2, pp 26–32

Hydrogen Production by Photo-Induced Reforming of Biomass Components and Derivatives at Ambient Conditions

  • Dimitris I. Kondarides
  • Vasileia M. Daskalaki
  • Alexia Patsoura
  • Xenophon E. Verykios
Article

Abstract

Hydrogen can be produced at ambient conditions via an efficient, technologically simple, ecologically benign, and potentially very low-cost process, with the use of a Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst and three abundant and renewable sources: biomass, solar light, and water. The method combines photocatalytic splitting of water and light-induced oxidation of biomass compounds into a single process, able to produce hydrogen at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Keywords

Hydrogen production Reforming Biomass Water splitting Photocatalysis Platinum Titanium dioxide Glycerol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris I. Kondarides
    • 1
  • Vasileia M. Daskalaki
    • 1
  • Alexia Patsoura
    • 1
  • Xenophon E. Verykios
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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