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Toward solar fuels: Photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbons
, O.K. Varghese, M. Paulose, C.A. Grimes
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Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Pages: 1259 - 1278
The past several decades have seen a significant rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels resulting from the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. A solar energy based technology to recycle carbon dioxide into readily transportable hydrocarbon fuel (i.e., a solar fuel) would help reduce atmospheric CO 2 levels and partly fulfill energy demands within the present hydrocarbon based fuel infrastructure. We review the present status of carbon dioxide conversion techniques, with particular attention to a recently developed photocatalytic process to convert carbon dioxide and water vapor into hydrocarbon fuels using sunlight. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
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