Direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide based on microreactor technology

Tomoya Inoue, Kenichiro Ohtaki, Yoshikuni Kikutani, Koichi Sato, Masateru Nishioka, Satoshi Hamakawa, Kazuma Mawatari, Akihide Hibara, Fujio Mizukami, Takehiko Kitamori

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Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide is a basic chemical having a wide variety of applications. It is currently produced by an indirect process. Many efforts have been devoted to commercialize the direct synthetic process from hydrogen and oxygen, which has been challenged by a difficulty in handling an explosive gas mixture with an ignitable catalyst. Here we show that glass microfabricated reactors were quite useful in producing hydrogen peroxide safely and effectively by the direct process, so that more than 10 wt% of aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution was produced. Proper reactor designs (for multiphase reaction from single channel to paralleled channels) as well as a catalyst development were necessary to achieve the productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages1694-1696
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 7

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume3

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/10/310/10/7

Keywords

  • Direct synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen
  • Glass microfabricated reactor
  • Hydrogen peroxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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