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Conference: Bucharest University Faculty of Physics 2019 Meeting


Section: Physics and Technology of Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources


Title:
TiO2 activity determination in a cappuccino photoelectrochemical cell


Authors:
Bogdan MITREA (1), Eugeniu VASILE (2)


Affiliation:
1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, PO Box MG 38, 077125, Bucharest -Magurele, Romania

2) Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, sector 6, 060042, Bucharest, building AN, room S11A


E-mail
bogdan.mitrea@3nanosae.org


Keywords:
photoelectrochemical cell, TiO2 electrodes, alternative energy sources


Abstract:
There is an increase interest to move towards a carbon neutral society. Chemical bonds can be used to store energy. Water electrolysis can be used to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water. Hydrogen has the same energy in 1 kg as gasoline has in 2.8 kg and it is considered as an alternative fuel. Alternative energy sources are the optimal solution, especially photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) due to of the many applications and advantages they present. We are focusing on PEC as they can confront pollution at various levels: waste water treatment, CO2 reduction, respective non-pollutant fuel production (H2). The present work aims at a complete photoelectrochemical analysis of TiO2 electrodes. Electrode testing is performed in typical three electrode cappuccino cell.


Acknowledgement:
This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministery of Research and Innovation, CCCDI-UEFISCDI,project number PN-III-P1.2-PCCDI-76/2018, "Tehnologii eco-inovative de recuperare a grupului de metale platinice din convertorii catalitici auto uzati"