Production of hydrogen peroxide from water

A study finds that when pure water is atomized into microdroplets, the droplets can spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of around 1 ppm without any reagent, catalyst, or radiation; the finding suggests a method for inexpensive, environment-friendly production of hydrogen peroxide, according to the authors.


Article #19-11883: “Spontaneous generation of hydrogen peroxide from aqueous microdroplets,” by Jae Kyoo Lee et al.

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