ELECTROSYNTHESIS AT HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBON AND GRAPHITE ANODES

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7493
Amount: $233,227.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 430, East Amherst, NY, 14051
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Norman L Weinberg
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE NUMBER OF STABLE, INEXPENSIVE ANODE MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR THE ELECTROSYNTHESIS OF CHEMICALS IS QUITE LIMITED. A SERIES OF HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBONS AND GRAPHITES ARE PROPOSED AS NEW ANODE MATERIALS FOR A VARIETY OF ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES. THESE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE STABLE IN STRONGLY ACIDIC MEDIA AT HIGH OXIDATION POTENTIALS. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HIGH SURFACE ELECTRODES VS. PLATINUM WILL BE EVALUATED FOR FOUR INDUSTRIALLY IMPORTANT ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES. THESE INCLUDE THE SYNTHESIS OF SODIUM PERCHLORATE, PERSULFATE, OZONE, AND DIMETHYL SEBACATE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THESE NEWELECTRODE MATERIALS WILL PROVIDE EQUIVALENT OR BETTER PERFORMANCE THAN PLATINUM, RESULTING IN LOWER CELL CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE DESIRED CHEMICALS. RESEARCH IN PHASE II WILL CONTINUE THESE STUDIES IN LARGER SCALE ELECTROCHEMICAL FLOW CELLS, AND WILL ALSO EXAMINE OTHER POTENTIAL SYNTHETIC PROCESSES.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government