Separating bulk and surface processes in NiOx electrocatalysts for water oxidation
Nickel oxyhydroxide electrocatalysts are highly active for water oxidation and swell when electrochemically activated. In this thickness dependence study, we find only the upper surface (<5 nm) is active during water oxidation catalysis.
Parameter optimisation for electrochemically activated MoTe2
Revealing the optimal parameters responsible for a dramatic in operando reduction of the overpotential in a 2D metal chalcogenide electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction.
Increased hydrogen partial pressure suppresses and reverses hydrogen evolution during Pd catalysed electrolysis of CO2
Control over selectivity towards HCOO− rather than H2 is acquired by using elevated pressure of hydrogen during CO2 electrolysis.
Polymer reinforced carbon fiber interfaces for high energy density structural lithium-ion batteries
Interface engineering enables a practical multifunctional advantage in a structural battery.
Hidden figures of photo-charging: a thermo-electrochemical approach for a solar-rechargeable redox flow cell system
Achieving high current densities without thermal performance degradation at high temperatures is one of the main challenges for enhancing the competitiveness of photo-electrochemical energy storage systems.
Benzothiadiazole-based photosensitizers for efficient and stable dye-sensitized solar cells and 8.7% efficiency semi-transparent mini-modules
New benzothiadiazole-based dyes are synthesized, characterized and used for the fabrication of robust and efficient solar cells and mini-modules.
Boosting the oxygen evolution activity in non-stoichiometric praseodymium ferrite-based perovskites by A site substitution for alkaline electrolyser anodes
More abundant and economically friendly Sr-doped praseodymium ferrites show an increase in the electrocatalytic activity as the amount of Sr dopant increases that is linked to the increasing concentration of oxygen vacancy.
Mild thermolytic solvolysis of technical lignins in polar organic solvents to a crude lignin oil
Crude lignin oil, comprising solvent-soluble lignin oligomers, as a platform product for lignin valorization.
Perceiving the temperature coefficients of carbon-based perovskite solar cells
Dual temperature coefficients characteristics are introduced for ambient carbon-based perovskite solar cell in the temperature window of 5 °C to 75 °C, utilising crystal growth via solvent exchange preparation method.
The climatic response of thermally integrated photovoltaic–electrolysis water splitting using Si and CIGS combined with acidic and alkaline electrolysis
Real data modelling of the hydrogen yield using different PV and electrolyzer combinations with hourly climatic data for mid-European climate.
Hydrogen via reforming aqueous ammonia and biomethane co-products of wastewater treatment: environmental and economic sustainability
Wastewater treatment plants can be centres of green H2 production via the novel method presented for co-reforming of bio-ammonia and bio-methane.
Effect of extended short-circuiting in proton exchange membrane fuel cells
The detrimental effect of extended short-circuiting in the degradation of catalyst layer and performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
Increasing dimethyl ether production from biomass-derived syngas via sorption enhanced dimethyl ether synthesis
Sorption Enhanced DME Synthesis (SEDMES) is a feasible approach to increase DME production from CO2-rich syngas.
15% enhancement of the photocurrent at the maximum power point of a thin film solar cell
A modulation doped region placed away from the charge generation region reduces recombination loss by enhancing the charge extraction.
New insights into phenazine-based organic redox flow batteries by using high-throughput DFT modelling
DFT calculations reveal interesting structure–property relationships of the redox potentials of phenazines in non-aqueous media.
Dynamics of carbon formation during the catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of raw bio-oil
The formation, growth and transformation of carbon residue (coke) deposited on the catalyst during the raw bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation has been studied.
Effect of partial pressure on product selectivity in Cu-catalyzed electrochemical reduction of CO2
Manipulation of the CO2 partial pressure strongly affects the faradiac efficiency in electrochemical reduction of CO2 using oxide-derived electrodeposited copper surfaces.
In situ fabrication of dendritic tin-based carbon nanostructures for hydrogen evolution reaction
In this work, dendritic tin-based carbon nanostructures with different morphologies were synthesized by a facile two-step carbonization and chemical vapor deposition method and were then evaluated for their performance in hydrogen evolution reaction.
Effect of the ambient conditions on the operation of a large-area integrated photovoltaic-electrolyser
Temperature affects the efficiency of an integrated photovoltaic-electrolyser significantly more than the photovoltaic cells alone.
Rock ‘n’ use of CO2: carbon footprint of carbon capture and utilization by mineralization
Our LCA-based assessment showed that all considered CCU technologies for mineralization can reduce climate impacts over the entire life cycle due to the permanent storage of CO2 and the credit for substituting conventional products.
Production of fatty alcohols from non-edible oils by enzymatic cascade reactions
A biocatalytic cascade transforming castor oil into (R,Z)-octadec-9-en-7-ol is presented by combining a lipase catalysed hydrolysis of castor oil into ricinoleic acid followed by a photoenzymatic decarboxylation into (R,Z)-octadec-9-en-7-ol.
Charge transfer characteristics of fullerene-free polymer solar cells via multi-state electronic coupling treatment
Dispersion-corrected optimally tuned long-range corrected functional provides constant electronic couplings for non-fullerene polymer solar cell systems regardless of the number of the excited states included in the calculations.
High-energy and high-power Zn–Ni flow batteries with semi-solid electrodes
Careful rheological design and electrochemical optimization of conductive ZnO and Ni(OH)2 active semi-solid flowable electrodes is essential to achieve a high-energy and high-power Zn–Ni flow battery.
Enhanced methane producing microbial electrolysis cells for wastewater treatment using poly(neutral red) and chitosan modified electrodes
Microbial electrolysis cells equipped with modified carbon felt electrodes showed enhanced long-term performance of organic degradation and CO2 conversion to CH4.
Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation
Leaching barley straw has been found to eliminate reactor slagging and fluidised bed agglomeration under continuous gasification.
A fundamental study of the thermoelectrochemistry of ferricyanide/ferrocyanide: cation, concentration, ratio, and heterogeneous and homogeneous electrocatalysis effects in thermogalvanic cells
Thermocells can sustainably generate electricity from waste heat temperature gradients. This study investigates numerous fundamental aspects of thermocells, and how to explain and model such aspects.
From non-innocent to guilty: on the role of redox-active ligands in the electro-assisted reduction of CO2 mediated by a cobalt(II)-polypyridyl complex
The ability of a polypyridyl cobalt(II) complex containing a redox-active tetradentate ligand to assist the electroreduction of CO2 has been investigated in DMF.
An air CO2 capture system based on the passive carbonation of large Ca(OH)2 structures
Passive direct air capture by the carbonation of large scale Ca(OH)2 porous structures that can be regenerated by means of well-tried technologies, while producing a pure CO2 stream ready for storage.
Industrial feasibility of anodic hydrogen peroxide production through photoelectrochemical water splitting: a techno-economic analysis
Techno-economic analysis predicts economic viability of PEC generated H2 with concomitant anodic H2O2 production.
A life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from direct air capture and Fischer–Tropsch fuel production
Direct air capture chemically separates CO2 from ambient air for synthetic fuel production with renewable H2.
Mitigating voltage losses in photoelectrochemical cell scale-up
Two-dimensional simulation quantifies the different losses in scaling-up photoelectrochemical cell, which can be minimized to ∼50 mV.
Hydrogen production from natural gas and biomethane with carbon capture and storage – A techno-environmental analysis
We quantify the technical and environmental performance of clean hydrogen production (with CCS) by linking detailed process simulation with LCA.
Bipolar-interface fuel cells – an underestimated membrane electrode assembly concept for PGM-free ORR catalysts
We present the first combination of a bipolar interface fuel cell with a commercial Fe–N/C catalyst as an alkaline cathode and a PGM-based, acidic anode, both separated by a proton exchange membrane (PEM).
Two-dimensional boron monochalcogenide monolayer for thermoelectric material
We have investigated the electronic structure, vibrational and transport properties of boron chalcogenide BX (X = S, Se, Te) materials, which may have potential applications in high-performance thermoelectric devices.
Thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole-based organic sensitizers with improved spectral properties for application in greenhouse-integrated dye-sensitized solar cells
Semitransparent dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for greenhouse integration were manufactured by using especially designed organic dyes featuring different heterocyclic moieties integrated into a thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole-molecular scaffold.
Fuel cell evaluation of anion exchange membranes based on poly(phenylene oxide) with different cationic group placement
Comparison of four poly(phenylene oxide) membranes in an AEMFC and the correlation between performance, ionic conductivity and water flux properties.
Life cycle assessment of plasma-assisted ethylene production from rich-in-methane gas streams
Herein, the sustainability of plasma-assisted processes for ethylene production from rich-in-methane gas streams namely, natural and shale gas, is investigated by performing life cycle assessment (LCA).
Co-production of pure hydrogen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in a 10 kW fixed-bed chemical looping system
Fixed-bed chemical looping for the generation of high purity hydrogen with sequestration of pure carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
Pyroelectric power generation from the waste heat of automotive exhaust gas
A waste heat recovery system is investigated basically. Original electro-thermodynamic cycle and novel system are expected to be viable in any heat sources with time dependent temperature changes instead of the spatial temperature gradient.
Stabilization of Li–S batteries with a lean electrolyte via ion-exchange trapping of lithium polysulfides using a cationic, polybenzimidazolium binder
An active cationic polymer binder absorbs dissolved polysulfides for suppressing the shuttle effect and simultaneously forms a Li+ conducting phase, allowing Li–S cells to work at a lean electrolyte content.
Adaptation of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 photovoltaics for full unbiased photocharge of integrated solar vanadium redox flow batteries
Adapted CIGS was integrated into vanadium redox flow batteries showing that only photovoltaics matching cell requirements achieve full unbiased photo-charge.
Roadmap for cost-effective, commercially-viable perovskite silicon tandems for the current and future PV market
A techno-economic analysis of perovskite-silicon tandem solar modules is presented, outlining the most viable pathway for designing cost-effective, commercially viable tandems.
Strategies for the deposition of LaFeO3 photocathodes: improving the photocurrent with a polymer template
LaFeO3 photocathodes with high porosity and uniformity are developed through polymer templating with Triton X-100, improving charge separation and boosting photocurrents achieved.
Star-shaped triarylamine-based hole-transport materials in perovskite solar cells
Two star-shaped HTMs with excellent optoelectronic, electrochemical, charge-transport and thermal properties show efficiencies of 13.32% and 11.52% in perovskite solar cells.
Increasing efficiency of perovskite solar cells using low concentrating photovoltaic systems
Perovskite solar cell (PSC) technology is the flag bearer for the future of photovoltaics allowing unlimited possibilities for its application.
Development of an effective bi-functional Ni–CaO catalyst-sorbent for the sorption-enhanced water gas shift reaction through structural optimization and the controlled deposition of a stabilizer by atomic layer deposition
Bi-functional Ni–hollow CaO stabilized by ALD-grown Al2O3 overcoat for sorption-enhanced water-gas shift reaction producing high purity hydrogen.
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