Hydrogen production from salt and polluted water

A new 2D material for hydrogen production has been developed by Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University and teams from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and Jan Evangelista Purkyne University.

The developed material is a three-layer structure with a 1-micrometer thickness that can efficiently generate hydrogen molecules from fresh, salt and polluted water by exposure to sunlight.

A thin film of gold makes up the lower layer of the structure, the second layer is made of 10-nanometer platinum, and the third is a film of metal-organic frameworks of chromium compounds and organic molecules.

“Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy. Thus, the development of hydrogen technologies can become a solution to the global energy challenge,” said Olga Guselnikova, Researcher at the TPU Research School of Chemistry & Applied Biomedical Sciences.

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