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Application of gas diffusion electrodes modified with advanced materials in hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis applied for the degradation of organic pollutants

Grant number: 19/01925-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Mauro Coelho dos Santos
Grantee:Lanna Emilli Barbosa Lucchetti
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/10118-0 - Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination, AP.TEM

Abstract

Synthesis, characterization and application of new nanostructured electrocatalytic materials for electrogeneration of H2O2, involving from the synthesis of the materials by different routes (polymer precursors, hydrothermal synthesis or impregnation method) until its morphological-structural characterization, using techniques such as (SEM), X-ray Photoelectronic Spectroscopy (XPS), X-Ray Diffraction analysis (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (FRX) and others and electrochemistry (cyclic and linear scanning voltammetry on rotating ring - disk systems). To study the electrogeneration of H2O2 in electrochemical bench cell and in a flow reactor with gas diffusion electrodes modified or not with nanostructured electrocatalysts. To study the degradation of organic pollutants that are associated to the thematic project using PEOAS and TOC analysis, high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and ion chromatography, in order to trace the degradation routes and the reduction of concentration of the organic pollutants. (AU)