Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2

Zhihua Chen, Shucheng Chen, Samira Siahrostami, Pongkarn Chakthranont, Christopher Hahn, Dennis Nordlund, Sokaras Dimosthenis, Jens K. Nørskov*, Zhenan Bao, Thomas F. Jaramillo

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Abstract

The development of small-scale, decentralized reactors for H2O2 production that can couple to renewable energy sources would be of great benefit, particularly for water purification in the developing world. Herein, we describe our efforts to develop electrochemical reactors for H2O2 generation with high Faradaic efficiencies of >90%, requiring cell voltages of only ∼1.6 V. The reactor employs a carbon-based catalyst that demonstrates excellent performance for H2O2 production under alkaline conditions, as demonstrated by fundamental studies involving rotating-ring disk electrode methods. The low-cost, membrane-free reactor design represents a step towards a continuous, modular-scale, de-centralized production of H2O2.

Original languageEnglish
JournalReaction Chemistry and Engineering
Volume2
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
ISSN2058-9883
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Chen, Z., Chen, S., Siahrostami, S., Chakthranont, P., Hahn, C., Nordlund, D., ... Jaramillo, T. F. (2017). Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 2(2), 239-245. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6re00195e
Chen, Zhihua ; Chen, Shucheng ; Siahrostami, Samira ; Chakthranont, Pongkarn ; Hahn, Christopher ; Nordlund, Dennis ; Dimosthenis, Sokaras ; Nørskov, Jens K. ; Bao, Zhenan ; Jaramillo, Thomas F. / Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2. In: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering. 2017 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 239-245.
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Chen, Z, Chen, S, Siahrostami, S, Chakthranont, P, Hahn, C, Nordlund, D, Dimosthenis, S, Nørskov, JK, Bao, Z & Jaramillo, TF 2017, 'Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2', Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 239-245. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6re00195e

Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2. / Chen, Zhihua; Chen, Shucheng; Siahrostami, Samira; Chakthranont, Pongkarn; Hahn, Christopher; Nordlund, Dennis; Dimosthenis, Sokaras; Nørskov, Jens K.; Bao, Zhenan; Jaramillo, Thomas F.

In: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, p. 239-245.

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