The oxygen reduction reaction on nitrogen doped multiwalled carbon nanotubes (N-MCNTs) is studied for its application for deoxygenation of seawater. N-MCNTs were synthesized using commercial MCNTs and polyaniline as nitrogen precursor and annealing at a high temperature. The ORR was studied on N-MCNTs in 0.5 M sodium chloride solution using a rotating disk electrode, and physical characterization of the electrocatalysts was performed using X-ray diffraction, mass spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope techniques. The material showed high activity for the ORR in the chloride electrolyte. The onset potential for N-MCNTs was 0.94 V vs RHE. Koutecky-Levich analysis showed that the electrons transfer mainly followed the four-electron pathway, and the electrocatalyst showed good stability during a 15-h stability test.
|Pages (from-to)||10340 – 10351|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal of Electrochemical Science|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Oct 2019|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Oxygen reduction
- Carbon nanotubes