Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems: A review

Roman A. Voloshin, Vladimir D. Kreslavski, Sergey K. Zharmukhamedov, Vladimir S. Bedbenov, Seeram Ramakrishna, Suleyman Allakhverdiev

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Abstract

Photosynthesis is a process which converts light energy into energy contained in the chemical bonds of organic compounds by photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll (Chl a, b, c, d, f) or bacteriochlorophyll. It occurs in phototrophic organisms, which include higher plants and many types of photosynthetic bacteria, including cyanobacteria. In the case of the oxygenic photosynthesis, water is a donor of both electrons and protons, and solar radiation serves as inexhaustible source of energy. Efficiency of energy conversion in the primary processes of photosynthesis is close to 100%. Therefore, for many years photosynthesis has attracted the attention of researchers and designers looking for alternative energy systems as one of the most efficient and eco-friendly pathways of energy conversion. The latest advances in the design of optimal solar cells include the creation of converters based on thylakoid membranes, photosystems, and whole cells of cyanobacteria immobilized on nanostructured electrode (gold nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles of ZnO and TiO2). The mode of solar energy conversion in photosynthesis has a great potential as a source of renewable energy while it is sustainable and environmentally safety as well. Application of pigments such as Chl f and Chl d (unlike Chl a and Chl b), by absorbing the far-red and near infrared region of the spectrum (in the range 700-750 nm), will allow to increase the efficiency of such light transforming systems. This review article presents the last achievements in the field of energy photoconverters based on photosynthetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalBiofuel Research Journal
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Photoelectrochemical cells
Photosynthesis
Energy conversion
Cyanobacteria
Pigments
Nanoparticles
Solar Energy
Renewable Energy
Efficiency
Light
Immobilized Cells
Carbon Nanotubes
Thylakoids
Chemical bonds
Chlorophyll
Solar radiation
Organic compounds
Gold
Solar energy
Protons

Keywords

  • Nanostructures
  • Photobioelectrochemical cell
  • Photosystem 1
  • Photosystem 2
  • Self-assembling layer
  • Thylakoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology

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Voloshin, R. A., Kreslavski, V. D., Zharmukhamedov, S. K., Bedbenov, V. S., Ramakrishna, S., & Allakhverdiev, S. (2015). Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems: A review. Biofuel Research Journal, 2(2), 227-235. https://doi.org/10.18331/BRJ2015.2.2.4

Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems : A review. / Voloshin, Roman A.; Kreslavski, Vladimir D.; Zharmukhamedov, Sergey K.; Bedbenov, Vladimir S.; Ramakrishna, Seeram; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman.

In: Biofuel Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 227-235.

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Voloshin, RA, Kreslavski, VD, Zharmukhamedov, SK, Bedbenov, VS, Ramakrishna, S & Allakhverdiev, S 2015, 'Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems: A review', Biofuel Research Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 227-235. https://doi.org/10.18331/BRJ2015.2.2.4
Voloshin RA, Kreslavski VD, Zharmukhamedov SK, Bedbenov VS, Ramakrishna S, Allakhverdiev S. Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems: A review. Biofuel Research Journal. 2015 Jan 1;2(2):227-235. https://doi.org/10.18331/BRJ2015.2.2.4
Voloshin, Roman A. ; Kreslavski, Vladimir D. ; Zharmukhamedov, Sergey K. ; Bedbenov, Vladimir S. ; Ramakrishna, Seeram ; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman. / Photoelectrochemical cells based on photosynthetic systems : A review. In: Biofuel Research Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 227-235.
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