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Contribution of thin films of ZrO2 on TiO2 nanotubes electrodes applied in the photoelectrocatalytic CO2 conversion

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Author(s):
Lima Perini, Joao A. [1] ; Cardoso, Juliano C. [1] ; de Brito, Juliana F. [1] ; Boldrin Zanoni, Maria V. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Chem, Rua Francisco Degni 55, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION; v. 25, p. 254-263, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) nanoparticles deposited on TiO2 nanotube (NT) surfaces (30 nm of diameter) improved the photoelectrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to fuel alcohol. The deposition of ZrO2 nanoparticles was performed by a wet chemical deposition method, which provided excellent interaction with the nanotubular catalyst, as confirmed by surface analysis techniques. Methanol (485 mu mol L-1) and ethanol (268 mu mol L-1) were the main products generated under optimized condition after 60 min of the photoelectrochemical reduction of dissolved CO2 in 0.1 mol L-1 Na2SO4 solution (pH 4.0) by Ti/TiO2NT-ZrO2 at -0.3 V vs. Ag/AgCl (3.0 mol L-1 KCl), under irradiation from an Hg lamp (120 mW cm(-2)). The ZrO2 deposits on Ti/TiO2NT electrode surface amplified the photocurrent around 282% in -0.7 V, compared to Ti/TiO2NT, increasing methanol and ethanol formation by 1054 and 2934%, respectively, after 60 min of the photoelectrocatalysis process. These results demonstrated the potential of using composites of Ti/TiO2NT-ZrO2 in photoelectrocatalytic reduction of dissolved CO2 and contribute to the development of efficient technologies for fuel production and the reduction of pollutants emissions to the environment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25343-8 - Simultaneous oxidation of organic compounds in wastewater petroleum and reduction of dissolved CO2 by photoelectrocatalysis
Grantee:Juliana Ferreira de Brito
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/18109-4 - Contribution of nanostructured materials in electroanalysis of pharmaceuticals and dyes, in the oxidation and reduction photoeletrocatalytic process of inorganic and organic pollutants and water disinfection
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/18057-7 - CO2 reduction aiming to generate value-added compounds by photocatalysis/photoelectrocatalysis using ionic liquid in a pressurized reactor
Grantee:João Angelo de Lima Perini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate