Kinetics and Mechanism of Reactions between H2O2 and Tungsten Powder
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In this work, the reaction between H2O2 and tungsten powder in the presence of Tris(hydroxymethyl) aminomethane was studied experimentally. The production of hydroxyl radicals can be quantified indirectly by quantifying the scavenging product formaldehyde (CH2O). XRD, XPS and SEM analysis shows that no significant structural or compositional changes occur after reaction. We compared H2O2 consumption and CH2O formation in both heterogeneous W(s)/H2O2/Tris system and homogenous W(aq)/H2O2/Tris system. Increasing the amount of W powder leads to the increase in dissolution rate of W species, insignificant increase of H2O2 consumption rate and the decrease of final CH2O production. By contrast, the consumption rate of H2O2 increases as increasing the concentration of dissolved W species. Based on the experimental results, a mechanism of H2O2 reacting with W powder in the presence of Tris is proposed. The mechanism well explained the relationship between surface reactions and homogeneous Haber-Weiss reactions.
Research subject Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-172418OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-172418DiVA: diva2:847943
QS 20152015-08-212015-08-212015-08-26Bibliographically approved