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Title: Mediated electrochemical oxidation of organic wastes without electrode separators

An electrochemical cell/electrolyte/mediator combination is described for the efficient destruction of organic contaminants using metal salt mediators in a sulfuric acid electrolyte, wherein the electrodes and mediator are chosen such that hydrogen gas is produced at the cathode and no cell membrane is required. 3 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
228046
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 320305; 400400; PA: EDB-96:079122; SN: 96001584032
Patent Number(s):
US 5,516,972/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 7-933,643
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 May 1996
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 40 CHEMISTRY; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; DESIGN; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDATION; ELECTROLYSIS; WASTE PROCESSING; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; INDUSTRIAL WASTES