Anodic oxidation of phenol for waste water treatment
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- Comninellis, C. & Pulgarin, C. J Appl Electrochem (1991) 21: 703. doi:10.1007/BF01034049
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.