INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.3, pp.142-162, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
photocatalysis, photosynthesis, CO2 reduction, TiO2, VISIBLE-LIGHT ACTIVITY, CARBON-DIOXIDE, TIO2 PHOTOCATALYSTS, GAS-PHASE, PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, TITANIUM-DIOXIDE, THIN-FILMS, REDUCTION, WATER, PHOTOREDUCTION
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
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.