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Active carbon synthesis and its application in the study of the oxygen reduction reaction

Grant number: 18/11606-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Robson da Silva Rocha
Grantee:Thaynara Mendes da Costa
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena (EEL). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Lorena , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/02762-5 - Development of technologies to prevent pollution: degradation and monitoring online of antibiotics in sewage, AP.JP


The carbon black is a material described in the literature as a reference for the H2O2 generation from the electrochemical reduction of O2, however, the acquisition of this material is not common, because currently few companies in Brazil supply this material and in most of cases and provided in large volumes. In this sense, the present project aims to evaluate the thermal synthesis of the active carbon used in the calcination process of the solid residue of sugarcane bagasse and the resulting material of this process must be evaluated electrochemically for the H2O2 generation in acidic medium.