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Is water a source of energy? Water oxidation for hydrogen production

The rate of CO2 increase and the supposed catastrophic consequences this is producing to our planet, thus it is obvious that our society has an urgent need for carbon-neutral renewable energy source. An attractive and clean energy vector to solve this problem could be H2, but while the storage and separation of hydrogen has already been achieved with certain degree of success, the question of where do we get a sustainable hydrogen source still remains to be answered. At the moment the main source of hydrogen comes from the “reforming” of natural gas although this is a fossil fuel and CO2 is generated in this process. However generating H2 from H2O would avoid this problem. It is envisaged to get insight into the nature of oxidation water catalysts, and the main goal will be to find out a catalyst able to do that with a high activity, then anchoring into a solid support. Computationally a deep research changing the metal and also the ligands in octahedral mono and dinuclear metal complexes will be achieved first

Universitat de Girona. Departament de Química

Universitat de Girona. Institut de Química Computacional

Author: Poater, Albert
Date: 2010 July 7
Abstract: The rate of CO2 increase and the supposed catastrophic consequences this is producing to our planet, thus it is obvious that our society has an urgent need for carbon-neutral renewable energy source. An attractive and clean energy vector to solve this problem could be H2, but while the storage and separation of hydrogen has already been achieved with certain degree of success, the question of where do we get a sustainable hydrogen source still remains to be answered. At the moment the main source of hydrogen comes from the “reforming” of natural gas although this is a fossil fuel and CO2 is generated in this process. However generating H2 from H2O would avoid this problem. It is envisaged to get insight into the nature of oxidation water catalysts, and the main goal will be to find out a catalyst able to do that with a high activity, then anchoring into a solid support. Computationally a deep research changing the metal and also the ligands in octahedral mono and dinuclear metal complexes will be achieved first
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Citation: Poater, A. (2010). Is water a source of energy? Water oxidation for hydrogen production. A ’IX Girona Seminar’. Girona: Universitat. [Consulta 6 setembre 2010]. Disponible a: http://hdl.handle.net/10256.1/1717
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256.1/1717
Language: eng
Publisher: Universitat de Girona. Departament de Química
Universitat de Girona. Institut de Química Computacional
Collection: IX Girona Seminar
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Subject: Química quàntica -- Congressos
Quantum chemistry -- Congresses
Title: Is water a source of energy? Water oxidation for hydrogen production
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