July 2018 Spotlight

A graphical abstract of PROTECT’s publication “Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells.”
A graphical abstract of PROTECT’s publication “Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells.”

PROTECT Investigators Improve Electrochemical Production of Hydrogen Peroxide for Groundwater Treatment

A recent study conducted by PROTECT’s Project 5 developed a cost-effective and simple approach to improving the electrochemical production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which is crucial for the treatment of contaminated groundwater. The study, published by Electrochimica Acta, evaluated Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells.

Contamination of groundwater by toxic and persistent organic contaminants has been a global environmental concern for many years, and effective remediation technology is still a challenge. There are technologies that are in the process of being developed as a means of addressing this public health challenge. 

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