International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Volume1,June 2016,

Topic : Nan Particles for Efficient Photo Catalysis: A Review

Authors:Saransh Jain || Vatshal Bhanushali

Abstract:Hydrogen production from water and sunlight through photo catalysis is one of the most promising means of fulfilment of the ever increasing energy demands. Solar water splitting through semiconductor particulate photocatalysis is the primary focus of this review paper. The quantum efficiency of the photo catalytic process depends on several important factors like visible light harvesting, charge carrier separation, conduction and their utilization that determine the quantum efficiency. The advancement in the semiconductor structural synthesis using nanoscience has further aided in meeting these critical factors of photocatalysis. Plasmonic metal nanostructures play a very essential role in the process of water splitting by acting as visible light harvesters and charge carrier utilizers. Quantum dots are also used in solar water splitting to revolutionize the quantum efficiency..

Keywords: H2 production, water splitting

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DOI: 01.1617/vol1iss2pid001220


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