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Anomalous Production of Ozone at a Catalyst Surface? Answered

Anomalous Production of Ozone at a Catalyst Surface?

Hi, I'm kinda jumping in here, so I hope I'm not breaking forum rules . . .

While experimenting some years ago, I produced ozone by accident and apparently by the action of an electrical current in a Pt/Ir alloy wire.
I haven't been able to reproduce the effect due to a lack of resources, but I believe that it, if it *is* reproducible, might be an 'improved' method for the synthesis of ozone.
I should say I *did* try to reproduce the effect but a lack of knowledge of the physics of the PGMs meant my efforts came to naught.

But if there is someone out there  who is knowledgeable in the field of heterogeneous oxidation catalysis, I'd love to hear from them . . .

Thank you


1. How do you know you produced ozone before?

2. Why do you want to produce ozone?

Its smell is familiar to me as I've produced it by HV methods a number of times.

Its synthesis is notoriously inefficient but it's an important sterilant for drinking water and for chemistry as a potent oxidising agent . . .

It's a lot easier to sterilise with UV (simple sunlight on water in a clear bottle), and there are oxidisers that are far easier to handle safely.

I'd guess that the last time you made it, you hade a short sparking somewhere, nothing to do with the nature of the wire.