The application of electrochemical technologies to wastewater treatment is limited by solution conductivity. In this paper, a solid polymer electrolyte Nafion® membrane has been used sandwiched between a boron doped diamond (BDD) anode and Ti/RuO2 cathode meshes to treat Bismarck Brown Y (BBY) solutions with very low conductivity. BBY has been chosen as model compound to the system, and the influence of several process parameters has been investigated. During the experiments the evolution of chemical oxygen demand (COD), color removal and nitrogen compounds have been monitored. The performances were strongly related with applied current and stirring rate, changed in a range of 0.5–2 A and 200 and 850 rpm, respectively. Their increment leads to a decrease of oxidation time required to remove BBY completely. The effect of the presence of Na2SO4 (2 and 7 mM) as supporting electrolyte has been also evaluated. Results were compared with a removal treatment carried out with a conventional batch system, using a flow cell containing liquid supporting electrolyte (Na2SO4). This comparison highlighted that the new cell setup is performing better in removing organic compounds, and thus, can be considered as effective process for the treatment of solutions with a low conductivity.
|Titolo:||Coupling a Boron Doped Diamond Anode with a Solid Polymer Electrolyte to Avoid the Addition of Supporting Electrolyte in Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|