Hydrogen Production from Photocatalytic Water splitting in Optofluidic Microreactors
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1Chemical Engineering , Chemical Engineering , Babol Noshirvani university of technology, Babol, Iran
2دانشکده مهندسی شیمی- دانشگاه صنعتی نوشیروانی بابل- بابل- ایران
3Department of Chemical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran
4استادیار-مهندسی شیمی-دانشگاه صنعتی نوشیروانی بابل
Due to the decrease in fossil fuel reserves worldwide and the need to find alternative and renewable fuels, Hydrogen is one of the best choices for replacing fossil fuels. But current methods and technology are not the answer. One of the promising methods for producing hydrogen is the use of optofluidic microreactors. The safest and best way to produce hydrogen is to use a water-splitting reaction. Water and sunlight are two indispensable sources of hydrogen. In this study, hydrogen production in an optofluidic microreactor using water and UV-irradiation was investigated. To study the feasibility of microreactors effect of different flow rate and iodide concentration has been tested.