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NEW ANODE MATERIALS FOR ELECTROLYTIC PERSULFATE FORMATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7492
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7492
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ELECTROSYNTHESIS CO., INC.
72 Ward Road Lancaster, NY 14086
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NEW ANODE MATERIALS FOR ELECTROLYTIC PERSULFATE FORMATION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL ELECTRODE MATERIAL IS PROPOSED FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF INORGANIC PERSULFATES, AN IMPORTANT CLASS OF CHEMICALS USED FOR BLEACHING, OXIDIZING AGENTS, AND ETCHING SOLUTIONS IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY. THE KNOWN ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODSUSE PLATINUM ANODES, WHICH LEADS TO BOTH HIGH CAPITAL COST AND HIGH OPERATING COST SINCE PLATINUM IS PARTIALLY CONSUMEDUNDER THE ADVERSE CONDITIONS OF PERSULFATE ELECTROLYSIS. AN ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL IS SPECIFICALLY FLUORINATED CARBON, A STABILIZED FORM OF CARBON WHICH IS FLUORINATED ONLY AT THEEDGE SITES, GRAIN BOUNDARIES, DISLOCATIONS, AND OTHER DEFECTS, THUS RENDERING THE CARBON RESISTIVE TO OXIDATIVE ATTACK AT THESE SITES. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATETHE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS FLUORINATION TREATMENT IN INCREASING ANODE LIFETIME, AND DEFINE CONDITIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF PERSULFATE CELLS UTILIZING THESE IMPROVED ANODES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr norman l weinberg
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Electrosynthesis Co Inc
Po Box 16 East Amherst, NY 14051

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No