Photoelectrochemical concurrent hydrogen generation and heavy metal recovery from polluted acidic mine water

Ben Jones, Katherine R. Davies, Michael G. Allan, S. Anantharaj, Ian Mabbett, Trystan Watson, James R. Durrant, Moritz F. Kuehnel, Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu

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Abstract

The feasibility of a solar-driven photoelectrochemical process to generate hydrogen fuel from metal mine polluted water while simultaneously recovering heavy metals has been explored. Electron transport from the photoanode to the cathode plays a key role in generating hydrogen (37.6 μmol h−1cm−2at 0.2 V RHE, 1 sun illumination), and scavenging Zn2+ions in the form of ZnO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3084-3091
Number of pages8
JournalSustainable Energy and Fuels
Volume5
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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