ELECTROSYNTHESIS AT HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBON AND GRAPHITE ANODES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$233,227.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7493
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
The Electrosynthesis Co Inc.
Po Box 430, East Amherst, NY, 14051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Norman L Weinberg
() -
Business Contact:
() -
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.

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