Tunneled Titanate Photocatalysts for Environmental Remediation and Hydrogen Generation

EPA Grant Number: X832541C008
Subproject: this is subproject number 008 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant X832541
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER)
Center Director: Earl, David A.
Title: Tunneled Titanate Photocatalysts for Environmental Remediation and Hydrogen Generation
Investigators: Edwards, Doreen , Misture, Scott
Institution: Alfred University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: September 1, 2006 through February 28, 2008
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2006) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

Photocatalytic processes are being used for environmental remediation and have shown promise for the production of clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The continued development of these technologies, particularly those which use solar energy for photoexcitation, will require new and improved photocatalysts. The objective of this project is to determine the relationships between the composition, structure, and photocatalytic properties of tunneled titanate materials. In studies of BaTi4O9 and M2Ti6O13 (M = Na, K and Rb), other researchers have suggested that structural features such as a distorted TiO6 octahedra and tunnel sites may be responsible for enhanced photocatalytic activity. By preparing and examining different tunneled materials with systematic variations in chemistry and structure, we will be able to further test the validity of this hypothesis and identify factors that influence photocatalytic activity.

Publications and Presentations:

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Supplemental Keywords:

photocatalysis, titanates, titanium dioxide, hydrogen production, solar technologies,

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2007 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    X832541    Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
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    X832541C005 Separation and Purification of Hydrogen From Mixed Gas Streams Using Hollow Glass Microspheres
    X832541C006 Magnesium Rich Coatings for Corrosion Control of Reactive Metal Alloys
    X832541C008 Tunneled Titanate Photocatalysts for Environmental Remediation and Hydrogen Generation
    X832541C009 Material and Environmental Sustainability in Ceramic Processing
    X832541C010 Robust, Spectrally Selective Ceramic Coatings for Recycled Solar Power Tubes
    X832541C011 Recycling of Silicon-Wafers Production Wastes to SiAlON Based Ceramics with Improved Mechanical Properties
    X832541C012 Emissions Reduction of Commercial Glassmaking Using Selective Batching