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Eberle Alexander

Alexander Eberle

Safety officer

Electrocatalysis

Contact

Phone: +49 9131 85-67424
email: a.eberle@fz-juelich.de

Address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen
Deutschland

Research interest

The recycling of precious metals, e.g. platinum, is an essential aspect of sustainability for the modern industry. However, as a result of its resistance to corrosion, the currently used techniques rely on costly and hazardous processes. Due to these limitations an alternative Pt-leaching technique was developed termed “induced surface potential alteration (ISPA)”. Working in a non-toxic acidic aqueous environment and at room temperature, the recycling concept is based on a repetitive change in the Pt surface oxidation state utilizing alternatively oxidative and reductive gases. Since the concept has proven its efficiency at the laboratory scale we are currently concentrating on a scale up towards the capacities of a pilot plant.

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