Recent progress on bimetallic NiCo and CoFe based electrocatalysts for alkaline oxygen evolution reaction: A review

Authors: Gebreslase, GA; Martinez-Huerta, MV; Lazaro, MJ

Review.
J. Energy Chem.. vol: 67. page: 2095-4956.
Date: APR. 2022.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jechem.2021.10.009.

Abstract:
The deployment of hydrogen as an energy carrier is found to be a vital alternative fuel for the future. It is expected that water electrolysis, powered by renewable energy sources, be able to scale-up hydrogen production. However, the reaction kinetic of [read more]

Critical review on the use of photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis to create antimicrobial surfaces

Authors: Valenzuela, L; Faraldos, M; Bahamonde, A; Rosal, R

Review.
Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng.. vol: 34. page: 2211-3398.
Date: DEC. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2021.100762.

Abstract:
Infectious diseases are still a major cause of death worldwide. One way of fighting against infectious agents is to develop intrinsically antimicrobial materials to reduce the risk of pathogen spreading through contact with surfaces. Photoactive coatings offer the [read more]

Thermo-photo production of hydrogen using ternary Pt-CeO2-TiO2 catalysts: A spectroscopic and mechanistic study

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Barba-Nieto, I; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Meira, DM; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Kubacka, A

Article.
Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 425. page: 1385-8947.
Date: DEC 1. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.130641.

Abstract:
The gas phase thermo-photo production of hydrogen from methanol:water mixtures was tested using platinum ceria-titania ternary solids. This contribution focusses on the analysis of the role of ceria and the usefulness of combining heat [read more]

Assessing quantitatively charge carrier fate in 4-chlorophenol photocatalytic degradation using globular titania catalysts: Implications in quantum efficiency calculation

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Aviles-Garcia, O; Alonso-Nunez, G; Kubacka, A; Fernandez-Garcia, M

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: OCT. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.106074.

Abstract:
The complex interplay between photons and catalytic powders in liquid-phase photocatalytic degradation reactions requires combined computational and experimental approaches to render a quantitative assessment of the light harvesting and handling properties the system. The full assessment [read more]

Impact of water matrix and oxidant agent on the solar assisted photodegradation of a complex mix of pesticides over titania-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites

Authors: Luna-Sanguino, G; Ruiz-Delgado, A; Duran-Valle, CJ; Malato, S; Faraldos, M; Bahamonde, A

Article.
Catal. Today. vol: 380. page: 0920-5861.
Date: nov-15. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2021.03.022.

Abstract:
New titania-reduced graphene oxide (TiO2-rGO) nanocomposites have been studied to assess their application in the solar assisted photodegradation of a complex mixing of pesticides (pyrimethanil, isoproturon, alachlor and methomyl) at solar pilot plant, opening the opportunity [read more]

Pt/B-g-C3N4 catalysts for hydrogen photo-production: Activity interpretation through a spectroscopic and intrinsic kinetic analysis

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Barba-Nieto, I; Gomez-Cerezo, MN; Rodriguez-Castellon, E; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Kubacka, A

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: OCT. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.106073.

Abstract:
Carbon nitride based materials doped with boron were used as support to deposit platinum. The systems were tested in the photo-production of hydrogen using methanol as a sacrificial molecule. Tests under UV and sunlight-type [read more]

Defective UiO-66(Zr) as an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of bio jet-fuel precursors via aldol condensation of furfural and MIBK

Authors: de la Flor, D; Lopez-Aguado, C; Paniagua, M; Morales, G; Mariscal, R; Melero, JA

Article.
J. Catal.. vol: 401. page: 0021-9517.
Date: SEP. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.07.006.

Abstract:
The production of jet-fuel precursors from furfural (FUR) via aldol-condensation with methyl-isobutyl ketone (MIBK) over a defective UiO-66(Zr) catalyst is presented. The resultant C11 adduct (FuMe) would allow the selective production of branched alkanes [read more]

Interpreting quantum efficiency for energy and environmental applications of photo-catalytic materials

Authors: Kubacka, A; Barba-Nieto, I; Caudillo-Flores, U; Fernandez-Garcia, M

Article.
Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng.. vol: 33. page: 2211-3398.
Date: SEP. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2021.10071.

Abstract:
The use of efficiency observables to measure activity is of critical importance in order to progress in the quantitative assessment of the functional properties of photo-catalysts in energy and environmental related applications. In this quest, the analysis of [read more]

Tuning the selectivity to aldehyde via pH regulation in the photocatalytic oxidation of 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol and vanillyl alcohol by TiO2 catalysts

Authors: Bellardita, M; Yurdakal, S; Tek, BS; Degirmenci, C; Palmisano, G; Loddo, V; Palmisano, L; Soria, J; Sanz, J; Augugliaro, V

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: AUG. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.105308.

Abstract:
The influence of pH on the photocatalytic partial oxidation of 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol (MBA) and vanillyl alcohol (VA) to their corresponding aldehydes in aqueous suspension under UVA [read more]

Effect of N-doping and carbon nanostructures on NiCu particles for hydrogen production from formic acid

Authors: Carrales-Alvarado, DH; Lopez-Olmos, C; Dongil, AB; Kubacka, A; Guerrero-Ruiz, A; Rodriguez-Ramos, I

Article.
Appl. Catal. B-Environ.. vol: 298. page: 0926-3373.
Date: DEC 5. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120604.

Abstract:
A series of NiCu based catalysts were prepared using different carbon nanostructure as support and loading 2.5 wt% of each metal. The studied nanocarbon materials were: reduced graphene oxide (rGO), N-doped reduced graphene oxide [read more]

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