alexa Electrocatalysis in the electrochemical conversion combustion of organic pollutants for waste water treatment
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Waste Resources

Author(s): Christos Comninellis

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The electrochemical oxidation (or combustion) of organics with simultaneous oxygen evolution has been investigated using different electrode material (Pt, Ti/IrO2, Ti/SnO2). A simplified mechanism for the electrochemical oxidation or combustion of organics is presented according to which selective oxidation occurs with oxide anodes (MOx) forming the so-called higher oxide MOx+1 and combustion occurs with electrodes at the surface of which OH radicals are accumulated. Detection of OH radicals formed by water discharge at different anodes using N,N-dimethyl-p-nitrosoaniline (RNO) as a spin trap and preparative electrolysis confirm the proposed mechanism

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This article was published in Electrochim Acta and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources

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