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A Comparative Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on the Adsorption of Small Molecules on Anatase and Brookite Surfaces

Abstract The mitigation and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to more useful carbon chemicals is a research topic that is at the forefront of current engineering and sustainability applications. Direct photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water (H2O) vapor to C1-C4 hydrocarbons has significant potential in setting substantial groundwork for meeting the increasing energy demands with minimal environmental impact. Previous studies indicate that titanium dioxide (TiO2) containing materials serve as the best photocatalyst for CO2 and H2O conversion to higher-value products. An understanding of the CO2-H2O reaction mechanism over TiO2 materials allows one to increase the yield of certain products such as carbon monoxide (CO) and methane (CH4). The basis... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Rollins, Selisa (Author) / Andino, Jean M (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore L (Committee member) / Forzani, Erica S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Anatase / Brookite / CO2 Photoreduction / TiO2
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 83 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Chemical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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