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Title: Hydrogen generation from water with the aid of ultra-violet light
Authors: Auyong, Steve Leong Howe
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Alternative, renewable energy sources
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In our modern world, the main source of energy includes fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil. Environmental concerns related to global warming, greenhouse effects and sustainability are expected to move the world's energy consumption away from fossil fuels. Thus, various new energy sources have been developed to replace our dependency on fossil fuels and one of the sources of energy is hydrogen. The production of renewable and non-polluting fuels by the direct conversion of solar energy into chemical energy is one of the main issues of this 21st century. Hydrogen, the fuel with the highest energy capacity per unit mass, has the potential to supplement and possibly replace fossil fuels in the next decades. In this project, the aim is to study the effect of the photocatalyst on water observe if hydrogen gas can be produced under ultra violet radiation without the use of electricity to split the water molecule. With the Co catalyst by addition of copper, zinc and nickel as selected base onto the photocatalyst to have different mechanisms of approached hoping to increase the yield better. The main purpose of this project is to conduct successful tests to spilt water into hydrogen under ultra violet radiation.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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