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Photocatalysts and photoelectrodes for obtaining renewable fuels

Grant number: 18/16401-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2018 - October 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Lucia Helena Mascaro Sales
Grantee:Lucia Helena Mascaro Sales
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The use of renewable energy, as solar energy, is considered as a viable alternative to avoid the excessive fossil fuel consumption. However, the use of large-scale renewable energy is still a challenge because of its intermittence. A solution to solve the mismatch between demand-consumption is to obtain renewable fuels, which can be generated from abundant sources, as CO2 and H2O, using as an energy input the electric energy obtained from renewable sources. The study of semiconductors and the presence of multiphase catalysts are interesting strategies to design active photocatalysts for renewable fuels obtaining. In this context, this project proposes the preparation of oxides (TiO2, CuO, BiVO4), chalcogenides (CuGaS2, Sb2S3, SnxSbySz, WS2, MoS2) and hybrid organic and inorganic perovskites by different synthetic routes and to evaluate the effect of dopants on the activity photocatalytic for water splitting and CO2 reduction. These materials will be obtained by undergraduate students (scientific initiation), postgraduate students (masters and doctoral students) and postdoctoral fellows under the applicant supervision, at the Laboratory for Nanostructured Materials Eletrochemically Fabricated (NANOFAEL). (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MEDINA, MARINA; CORRADINI, PATRICIA G.; MASCARO, LUCIA H. Facile One-Step Electrodeposition Fabrication of Amorphous MoS2 Catalysts in Titanium for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 30, n. 10, SI, p. 2210-2218, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
COSTA, MAGNO BARCELOS; LUCAS, FRANCISCO W. S.; MASCARO, LUCIA HELENA. Electrodeposition Conditions Effect Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Properties. CHEMELECTROCHEM, v. 6, n. 11, p. 2937-2944, JUN 3 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MARINA MEDINA; PATRICIA G. CORRADINI; LUCIA H. MASCARO. Facile One-Step Electrodeposition Fabrication of Amorphous MoS2 Catalysts in Titanium for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 30, n. 10, p. 2210-2218, Out. 2019.

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