Light-Driven Sustainable Hydrogen Production Utilizing TiO2 Nanostructures : A Review

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Author(s)

  • Jingsheng Cai
  • Jiali Shen
  • Xinnan Zhang
  • Jianying Huang
  • Wenxi Guo
  • Changjian Lin
  • Yuekun Lai

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800184
Journal / PublicationSmall Methods
Volume3
Issue number1
Online published5 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

As a promising alternative clean energy to fossil fuels, H2 has been given increasing attention, and efficient H2 production is urgently required. Photocatalytic H2 generation from water splitting (WS) is deemed to be a promising and green route for H2 production. TiO2 has been widely utilized in WS owing to the stability, low cost, corrosion resistance, and environmental safety properities. Nevertheless, two dominant defects (inferior absorption performance in visible light and recombination of photogenerated e–h+ pairs) still impede the development of TiO2. This review offers a comprehensive overview of the progress of various routes for TiO2 nanostructures (0D–3D) and diversified modifications for enhanced H2 production. Further, the perspectives and opportunities for TiO2 based materials are promoted. Persistent efforts are needed to equip the TiO2 nanomaterials with original advanced commercialization and functionality.

Research Area(s)

  • hydrogen production, nanostructures, photocatalysts, surface engineering strategies, TiO2

Citation Format(s)

Light-Driven Sustainable Hydrogen Production Utilizing TiO2 Nanostructures : A Review. / Cai, Jingsheng; Shen, Jiali; Zhang, Xinnan; Ng, Yun Hau; Huang, Jianying; Guo, Wenxi; Lin, Changjian; Lai, Yuekun.

In: Small Methods, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1800184, 16.01.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal