Producing hydrogen peroxide on demand

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is one of the most common and versatile of household products. In dilute form, it can disinfect wounds and bleach hair, whiten teeth and remove stains from clothing, clean contact lenses and kill mold and algae. It is typically made in a multi-step, energy-intensive process that requires it to be produced in large quantities and shipped and stored in a highly concentrated form.
    Now a group of researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States has developed a method of producing hydrogen peroxide on demand through a simple, one-step process. The method enables dilute H2O2 to be made directly from hydrogen and oxygen in small quantities on-site, making it more accessible to underdeveloped regions of the world, where it could be used to purify water.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-quick-efficient-hydrogen-peroxide-poorest.html

    Paper: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6276/965?rss=1
     
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  3. Edont Knoff Registered Senior Member

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    Very interesting. What's the energy source of this reaction? H2O2 is a powerful oxidant and very useful.
     
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