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The electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide

Project description

Reducing the concentration of and risks associated with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at low concentrations is commonly used as an antiseptic for medicinal purposes and more recently for water treatment. As a weak acid with strong oxidising properties, it is also a powerful bleaching agent, mostly used for bleaching paper but also in tooth whitening and as a hair bleach. While diluted H2O2 is harmless, concentrated hydrogen peroxide is not; it is highly flammable and caustic to the skin and eyes. However, it is much more expensive to ship diluted H2O2 given the greatly increased volume. Now, the EU-funded Cu4Peroxide project is developing a business plan to take its innovative on-site method for low-concentration H2O2 synthesis to market. It will enable H2O2 production on-site where it is consumed for significantly less time, money and risk.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments