, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 108-112

Electrochemical oxidation of phenol for wastewater treatment using SnO2 , anodes

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The electrochemical oxidation of phenol for waste water treatment was studied on doped SnO2 anodes. Analysis of reaction intermediates and a carbon balance has shown that the main reaction is oxidation of phenol to CO2. This unexpected behaviour of the SnO2 anode is explained by a change of the chemical structure of the electrode surface during anodic polarization.