CSIR Scientists News: Senior Principal scientist at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, Chinnakonda S Gopinath has a perception for powering eco-friendly cars in the future like Elon Musk. Following this, in an attempt to generate Solar Hydrogen, the device consists of semiconductors picked in a bearing to resemble the natural leaf system is developed. Scientists declare that this better performer than existing solar cells does need any external voltage and can clutch its potency if imperilled to sunlight for just 25 hours. Besides, this 23 sq cm area device is deemed to originate 6 litres of hydrogen fuel per hour. When visible light ( a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye), thumps the semiconductor, electrons migrate in one regulation originating electric current. This current further instantaneously splits water into hydrogen.
This artificial leaf absorbs water, sunlight to make fuel: CSIR Scientists
“It is known that hydrogen generation from renewable resources will be the ultimate solution to our energy and environment problems. We have patented our work and looking for industrial partners to move ahead, especially to make bigger-sized devices towards different applications,” said Gopinath.
Bestowing the decade full of the dedication of his team for working in the area of water splitting to generate hydrogen, Gopinath added: “Hydrogen burning gives energy and water as a side product, underscoring its importance and relevance to the present day world.”
Gopinath believes that this is theoretical cum practically proved project, thus can also be implemented on a larger scale in real-world. Shortly, Gopinath and his team presuming to see car fuelled by hydrogen generated from the artificial leaf process.
A Large amount of CO2 (Carbon-di-oxide) is produced in the present scenario of producing hydrogen fuel by steam reforming. This process directly or indirectly promotes global warming CSIR Scientists News: An artificial leaf is developed by scientists at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune.