|Period:||01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020|
|Project Manager:||Dr. Christin Hamm|
The chemical industry is mainly based on classical synthesis processes although electrochemical processes can shorten synthesis routes. In the context of the energy revolution resource-conserving alternatives are important. A benefit of electrochemical processes is that special chemicals like oxidizing and reducing agents are not necessary. In combination with shorter synthesis routes a more eco-friendly, energy-saving and cost-efficient process can be developed. However, as a consequence for lack of robust and user-friendly electrolysis cells, the electro-organic synthesis is still a niche technology.
ZellCoDia aims at the development of two new cells for the electro synthesis. A special point is the new combination of gas-diffusion electrodes and boron-doped diamond electrodes.
Within the frame of this project the electrochemistry group focuses on a cell for poor conducting electrolytes. An electrochemical on-site technology has to be developed, which offers new ways for the generation of hazardous products from uncritical starting materials economically, e.g. the synthesis of peracetic acid.back