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Title: Mediated electrochemical oxidation of organic wastes without electrode separators

An electrochemical cell/electrolyte/mediator combination 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.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. (Newtown, PA)
  2. (Danville, CA)
  3. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870417
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5516972
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mediated; electrochemical; oxidation; organic; wastes; electrode; separators; cell; electrolyte; mediator; combination; efficient; destruction; contaminants; metal; salt; mediators; sulfuric; acid; electrodes; chosen; hydrogen; gas; produced; cathode; membrane; required; acid electrolyte; organic contaminant; hydrogen gas; electrochemical cell; sulfuric acid; metal salt; organic waste; organic contaminants; electrochemical oxidation; mediated electrochemical; organic wastes; cell membrane; chemical oxidation; efficient destruction; electrode separator; electrode separators; /588/205/