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Photocatalysts for CO2 reduction and computational insights

Yakubu Adekunle, Alli and Peter Olusakin, Oladoye and Abdulmujeeb T., Onawole and Anuar, Hazleen and Sheriff, Adewuyi and Olutobi Daniel, Ogunbiyi and Karine, Philippot (2023) Photocatalysts for CO2 reduction and computational insights. Fuel, 344. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0016-2361 E-ISSN 1873-7153

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Global warming is caused by excessive CO2 production, and reducing CO2 emissions is a viable way to counteract this. It has been extensively studied how light-driven processes, particularly photocatalytic systems, can transform solar energy into chemical energy. In the present review exercise, the mechanism of CO2 reduction is described using calculations based on density functional theory (DFT), and comparisons are also made with regard to typical light-driven devices. Additionally, the traits of potential materials—including metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), metal complexes, metal oxide, Z-scheme (metal complexes/semiconductors, two semiconductors, dye-sensitized semiconductors), improved S-scheme and organic photocatalyst etc.—are described in depth to show how these traits affect the CO2 adsorption, activation, and desorption processes. Also summarized are a number of methods for enhancing the selectivity and efficiency of catalytic reactions. Lastly, the challenges and future outlook of light-driven reactions for CO2 reduction are presented.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: Indexed in ERA 2023 Submission Journal List.
Uncontrolled Keywords: CO2 reduction; MOFs; Photocatalysts; S-scheme; Z-schemes
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315 Fuel
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 11:52
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 15:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104125

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