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Introductory lecture: sunlight-driven water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction by heterogeneous semiconductor systems as key processes in artificial photosynthesis

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Abstract

Both solar water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction using semiconductor systems have been studied as important components of artificial photosynthesis. This paper describes the various photovoltaic-powered electrochemical, photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic processes. An overview of the state-of-the-art is presented along with a summary of recent research approaches. A concept developed by our own research group in which fixed particulate photocatalysts are applied to scalable solar water splitting is discussed. Finally, a description of a possible artificial photosynthesis plant is presented, along with a discussion of the economic aspects of operating such a plant and potential reactor designs.

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2016, accepted on 07 Dec 2016 and first published on 07 Dec 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00221H
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article
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    Introductory lecture: sunlight-driven water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction by heterogeneous semiconductor systems as key processes in artificial photosynthesis

    T. Hisatomi and K. Domen, Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00221H

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