University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (3): 131-138.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202208113

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Experimental Innovations in Applied Chemistry under the "Emerging Engineering Education": The Visible Light Catalytic Water Splitting for Hydrogen Production

Liu Deng, Jianghua Li, Limiao Chen, Jiawei Li, Fa Zhou, Juntao Tang, You-Nian Liu, Jianhan Huang()   

  • Received:2022-08-26 Accepted:2022-10-31 Published:2022-11-14
  • Contact: Jianhan Huang


The scientific research of the preparation of ZrO2@TiO2 heterojunction and their catalytic properties for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution was designed as a comprehensive experiment for the students of applied chemistry major at Central South University. As a result, the innovation of the scientific research and the feasibility of teaching were combined organically to promote the cultivation of innovative talents. The content of the experiment was multidisciplinary fusion, involving the preparation, characterization, and catalysis evaluation of the ZrO2@TiO2 heterojunction. In addition, the preparation of the new materials was associated with the properties and applications of these materials, which strengthened the expansion of students' application ability and emphasized the penetration of science into engineering. Through this experiment, the students could experience the whole process of scientific research in the subject of catalysis, master the preparation methods of catalytic materials, and obtain basic systematical scientific training and frontiers of scientific research.

Key words: Photocatalytic, Heterojunction, Hydrogen evolution, Comprehensive experiment