- Advanced Oxidation
- Oxygen Generation
- Natural Technologies
- Biodegradable polymers
- Ultra-hydrophobic materials
- Hydrogen Generation
- Hydrogen Technology
Catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide is a very powerful oxidation tool, capable of degrading biomass and organic matter.
Plant tissue degradation by advanced oxidation with catalyzed hydrogen peroxide
The following example shows H2O2 treatment of a heavily contaminated water with organic matter and algae. The sample turns into clean water within minutes, with total disinfection and decomposition of the biomass completed within hours.
No adjustment of pH is needed and no harsh or toxic chemicals are used, just hydrogen peroxide and our heterogeneous catalyst, which is inexpensive and reusable.
Biomass Degradation and Water Purification with Catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide
Degradation of Cellulose
Biomass is an invaluable source of sustainable energy, which takes advantage of the photolytic abilities of plants.
Plants harness solar energy and transform it into their tissue (while simultaneously consuming carbon dioxide CO2). Biomass can be subsequently used as a source of a sustainable, biomass-derived fuel, for example cellulosic ethanol.
Any type of biomass-derived fuel processing requires preparation and degradation of the biomass, e.g. cellulose. Catalytic treatment with hydrogen peroxide is capable of degrading cellulose into any desired form, and even decomposing it entirely, if needed. The process can be performed at room temperature, without any external energy input. Neutral pH allows to use the degraded cellulose as a feed for further processing, including bio-catalytic production of ethanol.
Degradation of Cellulose by Catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide
Processing of Agave leafs - preparation of sizal fibers
Degradation of the biomass in agave leafs: soft plant tissue was removed and cellulose fibers remained after treatment with catalyzed hydrogen peroxide.
No other chemicals or solvents were used, pH adjustment was not required. After filtering off the catalyst (for reuse) and the mineralized sediment, the remaining effluent is just clear water without any contaminants or pollutants.
Bleached cell walls
Advanced oxidation bleaching technique allows for selective removing of soft plant tissue, leaving cellulose-based structure
Agave leaf cell wall Bamboo cell wall
Bleached leaf structure
Bleaching and Decomposition of Cotton Cellulose Fibers
Catalytic Decomposition of Cellulose Cotton Fibers by Hydrogen Peroxide
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