Prado, A.C.F.; Malafatti, J.O.D.; Oliveira, J.A.; Ribeiro, C.; Joya, M.R.; Luz, A.P.; Paris, E.C. Preparation and Application of Nb2O5 Nanofibers in CO2 Photoconversion. Nanomaterials2021, 11, 3268.
Prado, A.C.F.; Malafatti, J.O.D.; Oliveira, J.A.; Ribeiro, C.; Joya, M.R.; Luz, A.P.; Paris, E.C. Preparation and Application of Nb2O5 Nanofibers in CO2 Photoconversion. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 3268.
The increase in global warming due to NOx, CO2, and CH4 harmfully different ecosystems and significantly prejudice world life. A promising methodology in this sense is the pollutant conversion into valuable chemicals from photocatalytic processes by reusable photocatalyst. In this way, the present work aimed to produce a Nb2O5 photocatalyst nanofibers system to convert CO2 by the electrospinning method. Based on the collected data, the nanofibers calcination at 600°C for 2 h resulted in the best condition to obtain a homogeneous surface with an average diameter of 84 nm. As a result, the Nb2O5 nanofibers converted CO2 mostly into CO and CH4, reaching values around 8.5 μmol g−1 and 0.55 μmol g−1, respectively.
Nb2O5; CO2 conversion; Photocatalysis; Electrospinning; Nanofibers.
CHEMISTRY, Applied Chemistry
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