Photo(electro)catalysis for Water Splitting

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis for Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 231

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1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Benha 13511, Egypt
2. Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Borg El Arab, Alexandria 21934, Egypt
Interests: nanocatalysis; photocatalysis for water remediation; energy transfer; dye-sensitized solar cell; energy storage; supercapacitors; sensors; fuel cells

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Graphene Center of Excellence, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Borg El Arab, Alexandria 21934, Egypt
Interests: catalysis for direct water electrolysis; heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 conversion and storage; wearable and printed devices based on graphene for energy storage and sensing applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water splitting via photoelectrochemical (PEC) technology is a viable method for producing hydrogen energy. The substantial recombination of photo-generated charges, the high overpotential, the slow rate of the surface reaction, and the oxygen-forming oxidation process all contribute to restricting the effectiveness of a photoelectrocatalytic (PEC) splitting of water. The search for inexpensive nano-metal oxides to produce hydrogen from water was particularly targeted because of the rarity of precious catalysts, the difficulty they encounter while functioning, their expensive nature, and the fact that they are unable to be applied on a large scale. Metal oxides are strong contenders, especially if they are well-synthesized and feature a large surface area, quick charging transport, many active sites, and large transport of ions. To give readers a thorough understanding of the state of the study area at this moment in time, this subject is devoted to both the fundamental and applied aspects of photoelectrocatalysis. This is anticipated to assist in closing the gap between the most basic understanding of hetero-junction photocatalytic systems and the creation of hydrogen-generating applications based on practical implementation that pave the way for new technologies and opportunities for future elimination of the mentioned obstacles.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Mohamed
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abd El-Moneim
Guest Editors

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  • water splitting using carbon-based photoelectrodes
  • aspects of PEC water splitting's thermodynamics and computational approach
  • PEC water splitting working concept
  • developing semiconductors HER catalysts
  • metal oxide-based catalysts for HER catalysts
  • Pt-free photocatalyst-based HER
  • the PEC-OER-HER emerging photoelectrocatalysts
  • bimetallic metals for water splitting
  • employing polymers as photoelectrocatalysts
  • techno economic feasibility of hydrogen production
  • hardware of PEM and alkaline electrolysers
  • renewable hydrogen

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