Effect of liquid phase plasma on photocatalysis of water for hydrogen evolution

Sangmin Jeong, Kyong Hwan Chung, Heon Lee, Hyunwoong Park, Ki Joon Jeon, Young Kwon Park, Sang Chul Jung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


This study examined the effects of liquid phase plasma irradiation on the photocatalytic decomposition of water for hydrogen evolution. TiO2 and metal-loaded TiO2 nanocrystallites were introduced as photocatalysts. Na-Y zeolite was applied as a support for the TiO2 nanocrystallites. The photocatalytic activities of the photocatalysts were estimated for hydrogen production from water. Hydrogen evolution appeared in the photodecomposition of water without photocatalysts. This was caused by the decomposition of water by plasma irradiation in water directly. The hydrogen evolution efficiency improved with increasing conductivity of water. The rate of hydrogen evolution was increased by the metal loading (Ni, Co, Fe) on the TiO2 surface. Na-Y zeolite can be used as an efficient photocatalytic support for the fixation of TiO2. The TiO2 nanocrystallites were incorporated above 40 wt% on Na-Y support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17386-17393
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number27
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2017


  • Hydrogen evolution
  • Liquid phase plasma
  • Metal-loaded TiO
  • Na-Y support
  • Photocatalytic decomposition


Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of liquid phase plasma on photocatalysis of water for hydrogen evolution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this