A theoretical study on photocatalytic fuel cell

Hao Zhang, Jin Xuan, Hong Xu, Michael K H Leung, Huizhi Wang, Dennis Y C Leung, Li Zhang, Xu Lu

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This paper presents a theoretical study which investigates the detail potential loss within photocatalytic fuel cell (PFC). Ohmic loss in PFC contributes to 24% potential loss since the large electrical resistance of semiconductor. It is found that Schottky barrier height plays an important role on performance of PFC, and Schottky barrier height of 0.6 eV is preferred for PFC operation. Moreover, current will be enhanced with the activity of photocatayst increasing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Photocatalytic fuel cell
  • Theoretical model


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