Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction between H2O2 and Tungsten Powder in Water
2015 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 119, no 39, 22560-22569 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 homogeneous 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 peroxide chain breakdown.
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2015. Vol. 119, no 39, 22560-22569 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173748DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07012ISI: 000362385700034ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84942761051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-173748DiVA: diva2:854776
QC 201509222015-09-172015-09-172015-11-03Bibliographically approved