Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 773–778 | Cite as

Performance of a pressurized electrochemical ozone generator

  • S. Stucki
  • H. Baumann
  • H. J. Christen
  • R. Kötz


The performance of a novel electrolytic ozone generator using a solid polymer electrolyte and a PbO2 anode is described. The operating parameters studied were: current density, water flow, temperature and pressure. Optimum current yields in the order of 20% are reached with a 30 cm2 cell at a current of 40 A, a temperature of 30°C and a volume feed rate of water >301 h−1. The system pressure does not influence the current efficiency or the cell voltage. The specific power consumption of a state-of-the-art cell is in the order of 65 W h g−1. The technique has been applied commercially in the field of disinfection of purified water for more than 3 years.


Ozone Power Consumption Water Flow Feed Rate Operating Parameter 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Stucki
    • 1
  • H. Baumann
    • 1
  • H. J. Christen
    • 1
  • R. Kötz
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown Boveri Research CenterBadenSwitzerland

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