Titanium Carbide (TiC) MXene-based Graphitic Carbon Nitride Composites for Energy and Environment Applications

Abdelmoumin Y. Zerga, Muhammad Tahir

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Abstract

Photocatalytic hydrogen generation is an intriguing renewable energy technique that can be used to alleviate environmental problems and energy challenges. As a result of the intimate interaction between diverse elements, it is vital to investigate the most appropriate photocatalysts employing multi-cocatalysts. Photocatalytic water splitting has been identified as a promising method of generating hydrogen. Designing a catalyst with a high segregation performance of photo-induced carriers is crucial for increasing the pace of hydrogen production. The Schottky junction is thought to be a viable way to improve the spatial charge segregation and transfer of the photocatalytic process. Under visible light exposure, the photocatalytic hydrogen generation yield of the optimized g-C 3 N 4/Ti 3 C 2 composite was more than six times that of pure g-C 3 N 4. In order to better understand the possible photocatalytic mechanism, an MXene component is successfully constructed as a precursor for synthesizing C-TiO 2/g-C 3 N 4 photocatalysts without the inclusion of extra carbon, and the photocatalysts demonstrate significantly increased photocatalytic hydrogen production processes, and the photocatalytic efficacy of various Chl/Ti 3 C 2 T x composition ratios is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTitanium Carbide MXenes
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Characterization, Energy and Environmental Applications
Publisherwiley
Pages115-131
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783527838707
ISBN (Print)9783527350742
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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