Artificial photosynthesis in concrete surface by using LiNbO3

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Authors: Ranjit K. Nath and M.F.M. Zain
Date: Aug. 1, 2015
From: Advances in Environmental Biology(Vol. 9, Issue 17 S3.)
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,926 words
Abstract :

The use of LiNbO3 photocatalyst in concrete material would be more beneficial since it can produce artificial photosynthesis. In these research photo-assisted solid-gas phases reduction of carbon dioxide (artificial photosynthesis) was performed using LiNbO3 coated on concrete surface under Illumination of UV-visible or sunlight. It shows that the use of LiNbO3 coating in concrete can achieve a good conversion of CO2 to expected products even though the low levels of band- gap light available. The high reaction efficiency of LiNbO3 is explained by its strong remnant polarization (70 [micro]C/[cm.sup.2]), allowing a longer lifetime of photo -induced carriers as well as an alternative reaction pathway. For the ease of usage and good photocatalytic efficiency, the research work done showed its potential application in pollution prevention. Keywords: LiNbO3, artificial photosynthesis, pollution, photocatalyst, concrete.

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Nath, Ranjit K., and M.F.M. Zain. "Artificial photosynthesis in concrete surface by using LiNbO3." Advances in Environmental Biology, vol. 9, no. 17 S3, 2015, p. 1+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 18 Nov. 2019.

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