Subramanian, K. and Asokan, K. and Jeevarathinam, D. and Chandrasekaran, M. (2007) Electrochemical membrane reactor for the reduction of carbon dioxide to formate. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 37. pp. 255-260. ISSN 0021-891X

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An electrochemical reactor with anode and cathode chambers separated by a composite perfluoro polymer cation exchange membrane was designed, fabricated and used for the reduction of dissolved carbon dioxide under ambient conditions to formate. The flow reactor enhanced the mass transfer of carbon dioxide compared to the batch reactor and maximum current efficiency of 93% for formate formation was obtained. A formate concentration of 1.510)2 mol dm)3 was obtained. Experiments were conducted using two different perfluoro polymer membranes – Nafion 961 and Nafion 430. Optimum values of flow rate and current density were evaluated for the energy efficient formation of formate in aqueous phosphate buffer solutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon dioxide; flow cell, formate; ion-exchange membrane; iridium oxide film anode; lead plated stainless steel woven mesh cathode
Subjects: Electroinorganic
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 17:47
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 17:47

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