Metal Nanocomposite Synthesis and Its Application in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

Rishabh Sharma, Pradip Kalbar, Simant Kumar Srivastav, Kamlesh Kumar, Swatantra P. Singh

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Abstract

To address the immoderate emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), the development of earth-excessive metals and non-metals based electrocatalyst is of great importance. The development of an active electrocatalyst with cost-effective, efficient, and easy accessibility for electrochemical-based CO2 reduction (ECR), is a growing field of research. Growing industries and urban populations lead to increased pollution generation, especially air pollution causing serious environmental and health problems and causing deterioration of air quality. Non-conventional energy-based ECR to alternative substitutes with heavy energy densities proves to be an effective route for production and storage of energy and manage the carbon and energy balance. For an efficient yield of chosen products, the modification, outline, technology, and finding of new catalysts are important steps. In the present chapter, we have discussed heterostructures of catalysts, the tunable component for an effective CO2 conversion, and metal/metal oxide hybrids for enhancing CO2 reduction capability, and an alliance between different nanocomposites for efficient reduction processes. The accurate and precise tuning of interlinkage between dissimilar metal and metal oxides will enhance the reaction kinetics, maximize binding between intermediates, and accomplish effective ECR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy, Environment, and Sustainability
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages69-89
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEnergy, Environment, and Sustainability
ISSN (Print)2522-8366
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8374

Keywords

  • Composite materials
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical CO reduction (ECR)
  • Metal oxide
  • Nanocomposites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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