Development of Interfacial-Morphology Controlled Photocatalytic Electrode toward CO2 Conversion

Principal Investigator

Teruhisa OHNO (Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Co-Principal Investigator

Tetsuya HARUYAMA (Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yoichi SHIMIZU (Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Takeshi FUKUMA (Professor, Kanazawa University)

Outline of the Project

Photocatalyst is a scientific technology of Japan origin. However, it faces a challenge to elaborate its efficiency. The principal investigator has developed morphology controlled photocatalysts (ex. morphology controlled TiO2). It could perform efficient photocatalytic activity which is superior to a traditional one. In the present project, our quadripartite team addresses the challenge of efficient conversion of CO2 by using newly-developed interfacial-morphology controlled photocatalytic electrode.
The high conversion efficiency of CO2 reduction might be achieved by concerted catalysis of both morphology controlled photocatalyst and its modification with monoatomic inorganic-organic co-catalyst. The interfacial-morphology controlled photocatalyst will be systemized as electrode system to perform CO2 conversion into valuable compound such as alcohol.

 

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