DIY peroxide

Published May 2, 2020

Hydrogen per­ox­ide can be used for dis­in­fect­ing N95 masks for reuse, but that means sup­plies are run­ning low, espe­cial­ly because it has a short shelf life.

Now a mul­ti-uni­ver­si­ty team has cre­at­ed a device that could change things. It’s…

…a quick, sim­ple and inex­pen­sive method to gen­er­ate hydro­gen per­ox­ide in house using just a small flask, air, an off-the-shelf elec­trolyte, a cat­a­lyst and electricity.

The goal is to allow hos­pi­tals (and, real­ly, any­one) to make H2O2 on site, on demand, for cheap.

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