Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 897–902 | Cite as

Evaluation of electrolysis for oxidative deodorization of hog manure

  • Dorin Bejan
  • Farida Sagitova
  • Nigel J. BunceEmail author


Electrolysis was investigated as a method for the amelioration of odor from the supernatant phase of centrifuged liquid hog manure. Methods examined included the use of dual anodes to provide both oxidizing intermediates from water electrolysis and a sacrificial input of iron into solution to remove organic constituents of hog manure by coagulation. The most promising approaches used a “dimensionally stable anode” composed of tin dioxide coated on a base of titanium, and the newly developed material boron-doped diamond, which has an exceptional stability to both oxidizing and reducing electrolytic conditions. These anodes promote the formation of hydroxyl radicals which initiate oxidation of organic constituents of the manure.


boron-doped diamond anode electrolysis liquid hog manure titanium–tin dioxide anode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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