How can synchrotron light be used to protect the environment? Researchers from INTE-UPC show us how.
Our collaborators from the research group NEMEN (Nanoengineering of Materials applied to Energy) at the Institue of Energy Technologies (INTE-UPC) appear in this video from ALBA Synchrotron at UPC-TV.
The video shows how the synchrotron light is used to verify the design of the catalysts and photocatalysts used either for hydrogen generation (to be used in energy applications, instead of fossil fuels), or for the removal of air pollutants (especially coming from the exhaust pipes of cars, trucks, and public transportation in cities).
In our group we synthesize some of these photocatalysts used for hydrogen generation from water/ethanol gaseous mixtures under UV-light irradiation.