Electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide by partial reduction of oxygen in alkaline media. Part II: Wall-jet ring disc electrode for electroreduction of dissolved oxygen on graphite and glassy carbon

Department of Physical Chemistry, Babeş-Bolyai University, Klausenburg, Cluj, Romania
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry (Impact Factor: 2.41). 02/2000; 30(2):187-192. DOI: 10.1023/A:1003830813424


A wall-jet ring disc electrode was constructed by adapting a wall-jet flow through electrochemical cell. Commercially available spectral graphite and glassy carbon were used as working disc electrodes and the ring electrode was made of stainless steel. The efficiency and rate constants, measured in a planar parallel flow hydrodynamic regime, indicated the partial electroreduction of dissolved oxygen as a quasi-reversible two-electron process for both electrode materials tested.

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