CO2 utilisation by photocatalytic conversion to methane and methanol


Uner D., Oymak M. M. , Ipek B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.3, pp.142-162, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijgw.2011.038376
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-162
  • Keywords: photocatalysis, photosynthesis, CO2 reduction, TiO2, VISIBLE-LIGHT ACTIVITY, CARBON-DIOXIDE, TIO2 PHOTOCATALYSTS, GAS-PHASE, PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, TITANIUM-DIOXIDE, THIN-FILMS, REDUCTION, WATER, PHOTOREDUCTION

Abstract

In this paper we intend to give a broad overview of natural and artificial photosynthesis systems. We point out seven orders of magnitude difference of the rates of water splitting between natural and state of the art artificial photosynthesis in favour of natural photosynthesis. We reviewed the open literature for photocatalytic water splitting, CO2 reduction and suggested routes for improvements in the low yields.