Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 35–39 | Cite as

Removal of textile dyes from water by the electro-Fenton process

  • Amal Lahkimi
  • Mehmet A. OturanEmail author
  • Nihal Oturan
  • Mehdi Chaouch
Original paper


An environmentally friendly electrochemical treatment, electro-Fenton process, was applied to the depollution of a synthetic dismissal composed of three dyes, yellow drimaren, congo red and methylene blue, frequently used in textile and dyehouses. Here, we show that those dyes and their mixture are quickly degraded under current controlled electrolysis conditions, leading to an almost complete mineralization. The results show the efficiency of electro-Fenton process to quickly degrade aqueous effluents polluted by synthetic organic dyes.


Electro-Fenton Synthetic dyes Carbon felt electrode COD Mineralization 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the society TEXNORD of Fez for providing the dyes: congo red, methylene blue and yellow drimaren and the real dye wastewater solution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amal Lahkimi
    • 1
  • Mehmet A. Oturan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nihal Oturan
    • 1
  • Mehdi Chaouch
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Géomatériaux et Géologie de l’IngénieurUniversité de Marne la ValléeMarne la Vallée Cedex 2France

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