ZellCoDia - A new combination of diamond and oxygen diffusion electrodes

Bild Forschungsprojekt
Period: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020
Partner:

CONDIAS GmbH, Itzehoe, Deutschland

Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen, Deutschland

Eilenburger Elektrolyse- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Eilenburg, Deutschland

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Deutschland

Funder:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Projektträger: VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH (VDI TZ)

Project Manager: Dr. Christin Hamm
Research Group: Electrochemistry

Summary

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.

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