Accumulation of Ammonia via Electrodeionization Barrier for the Groundwater Denitrification

  • Xiao Feng
  • Xu Yang
  • Wen Liao
  • Qiong Ren
  • Haoyue Zheng
  • Zucheng WuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The reformative EDI (electrodeionization) technology was shown to be a useful tool as a newly designed permeable reactive barrier (PRB) system in this study. In the PRB, ion exchange resins was employed as adsorption and biological denitrification media under the action of electric field, which can break water forming dissolved oxygen and H+ and OH ions simultaneously. Ions like \( {\text{NH}}_{4}^{ + } \) can be accumulated and then oxidized to \( {\text{NO}}_{3}^{ - } \) in the concentrated compartment, and the \( {\text{NO}}_{3}^{ - } \) produced together with \( {\text{NH}}_{4}^{ + } \) could be biologically de-nitrificated. For obtaining a high standard effluent, the multistage operation of the PRB device was adopted, satisfactory accumulation and denirification performance were presented. The results show a promising application prospect of the system in treating groundwater pollution.


Electrodeionization Ion exchange resins Permeable reactive barrier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Feng
    • 1
  • Xu Yang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Wen Liao
    • 3
  • Qiong Ren
    • 3
  • Haoyue Zheng
    • 3
  • Zucheng Wu
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Environmental and Municipal EngineeringNorth China University of Water Resources and Electric PowerZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.MOE Key Laboratory of Soft Soils and Geoenvironmental EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Electrochemistry and Energy StorageZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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