the production of a substance by combining simpler substances through a chemical process…
BDD’s special mechanical and electrochemical properties can be used in selected synthesis reactions using either anodic or cathodic reactions instead of conventional oxidation or reduction processes.
The incentive here is the possible purity of the reaction products (no conventional oxidizing/reduction agents involved !) with a more efficient production method.
Cathodic reduction processes are also possible and have been subject to scientific research.
Some well-known examples of oxidation-based synthesis applications are production of
- peroxymonosulfuric acid
Another possible application is the removal of organic contamination from inorganic products.
Although synthesis may be the most complex application of BDD’s, the economical potential is very high.