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EPSRC Reference: EP/F008538/1
Title: NEW CATALYSTS FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PRODUCTION
Principal Investigator: Hutchings, Professor G
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Project Partners:
Johnson Matthey Sasol Technology
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Follow on Fund
Starts: 01 October 2007 Ends: 30 September 2008 Value (£): 86,733
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Chemical Synthetic Methodology
Reactor Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Chemicals
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Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
03 Apr 2007 Follow on Fund 4 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The aim is to exploit a recent discovery concerning the production of a new high activity catalyst for use in the production of hydrogen peroxide from the direct reaction between hydrogen and oxygen using pretreated supported gold-palladium alloy catalysts. The methodology uses a pretreatement of the support which switches off the sequential decomposition of hydrogen peroxide under reaction conditions thereby enabling very high selectivities to the desired hydrogen peroxide to be achieved together with high rates of production. Initial results show the new catalyst is over six times as active as the current equivalent commercial catalyst and retains complete specificity for hydrogen peroxide formation. Funding is requested to complete patent exemplification and to ensure commercial exploitation can be achieved.
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