Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 703–708

Anodic oxidation of phenol for waste water treatment

Authors

  • Ch. Comninellis
    • Institute of Chemical EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • C. Pulgarin
    • Institute of Chemical EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF01034049

Cite this article as:
Comninellis, C. & Pulgarin, C. J Appl Electrochem (1991) 21: 703. doi:10.1007/BF01034049

Abstract

The electrochemical oxidation of phenol for waste water treatment was studied at a platinum anode. Analysis of reaction intermediates and a carbon balance has shown that the reaction occurs by two parallel pathways; chemical oxidation with electrogenerated hydroxyl radicals and direct combustion of adsorbed phenol or/and its aromatic intermediates to CO2.

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