Chemical Stabilization of Graphite Electrodes

Summary

 

Technology Description

 

The technology describes a simple, economical and scalable flow bath chemical treatment of a graphite electrode surface to extend its useful life by up to 10-fold. This chemical treatment method is applicable to numerous systems where graphite electrodes perform electrooxidation or electroreduction.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Chemical process is performed at room temperature without need of additional special equipment
  • Chemical bath is easy to make and inexpensive
  • Entire treatment process takes less than one hour and can be performed on existing electrodes

 

Background of Invention

 

The process has been extensively tested and replicate results obtained. A long term study on stability of the chemically treated graphite electrodes is underway.

 

Patent Information:
Tech ID:
OSU-12-25
Contact:
Jianbo Hu
IP & Licensing Manager
Oregon State University
541-737-2366
Jianbo.Hu@oregonstate.edu
Inventors:
Alexandre Yokochi
Michael Lerner
Alex Bistrika
Keywords:
Biological & Environmental Engineering
Chemicals / Chemical Engineering
Materials Science
Physics / Applied Engineering
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI)
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