Development of novel technology based on a hybrid of bio-photo-electrochemical detritiation light-water for tritium separation and simultaneously H2 generation, 1.12.2022-30.11.2024, Marko Štrok

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This project aims at development of novel bio-based photoelectrochemical detritiation technology (BPEC-DW). We aim at taking advantage of inherent properties of biological systems to fractionate isotopes during enzymatic reactions and properties of specific nanomaterials based on TiO2 and BiVO4, capable of photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. By coupling PEC and microbial electrolysis (MEC) cells (Figure 1) into hybrid bio-based photoelectrochemical system, we aim to take advantage of both systems to design energy efficient detritiation technology capable of simultaneous H2 production which is considered as one the best fuel to effectively solve both energy security and climate concerns particularly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. BPEC-DW is planned to last for 24 months and is structured into 6 Work Packages (Figure. 2).





 Project 101061873


Fig.1. PEC cell (A), MEC cell (B) for water splitting and H2 generation



Figure 2. Structure of the Work Plan which is divided into 6 work packages (WP)

Research Group

Project Leader: dr. Marko Štrok

Researcher: dr. Tayebeh Sharifi