Electrochemical oxidation of phenol for wastewater treatment using SnO2, anodes
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- Comninellis, C. & Pulgarin, C. J Appl Electrochem (1993) 23: 108. doi:10.1007/BF00246946
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.