04159309 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 5 patents.

Reducible pollutants can be detoxified by reduction and metals can be recred by reduction of the corresponding metal ions by bringing into contact a catalyst with the solution which is suitable for the electrochemical reduction of the ions in question, and mixing into the solution (or bubbling therethrough in the case of a gas) a reducing agent that has a redox potential in the redox system of the reducing agent and its oxidation product that is more negative than the redox potential of the substance to be reduced and its reduction product. The catalyst is a material that is suitable for use as an anode material at which hydrogen can be oxidized in a fuel cell. Such catalysts include finely divided platinum, activated carbon coated with platinum, tungsten carbide and activated carbon coated with tungsten carbide, particularly. Hydrogen is a good reducing agent for the purpose.

Title
Process for the catalytic reduction of reducible compounds in solution
Application Number
5/889727
Publication Number
4159309
Application Date
March 24, 1978
Publication Date
June 26, 1979
Inventor
Bertel Kastening
Hamburg
DE
Wolfgang Faul
Julich
DE
Agent
William R Woodward
Assignee
Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
DE
IPC
C01C 1/00
C01B 21/00
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