The photoreforming of polyethylene terephthalate and bisphenol A was here investigated using uncommon photocatalysts (SiC-g-C3N4 composites). The results showed as the addition of small amounts of g-C3N4 on SiC promoted an efficient charge carriers separation and a good interaction between the two materials, leading to a H2 production rate of 18 and 12 μmolH2/gcat∙h for the photoreforming of polyethylene terephthalate and bisphenol A, respectively. The accurate selection of different g-C3N4 precursors, combined with the appropriate control of the key reaction parameters (pH and plastic materials pretreatments) allowed to optimize the performance of the SiC-g-C3N4 composites for the photocatalytic H2 production.

H2 production by solar photoreforming of plastic materials using SiC-g-C3N4composites

Maria Teresa Armeli Iapichino .
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Fiorenza R.
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Patamia V.;Floresta G.;Gulino A.;Condorelli M.;Compagnini G.;Scire Salvatore
2024-01-01

Abstract

The photoreforming of polyethylene terephthalate and bisphenol A was here investigated using uncommon photocatalysts (SiC-g-C3N4 composites). The results showed as the addition of small amounts of g-C3N4 on SiC promoted an efficient charge carriers separation and a good interaction between the two materials, leading to a H2 production rate of 18 and 12 μmolH2/gcat∙h for the photoreforming of polyethylene terephthalate and bisphenol A, respectively. The accurate selection of different g-C3N4 precursors, combined with the appropriate control of the key reaction parameters (pH and plastic materials pretreatments) allowed to optimize the performance of the SiC-g-C3N4 composites for the photocatalytic H2 production.
2024
BPA
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PET
SiC
Solar photoreforming
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