An experimental investigation of chemical oxygen demand removal from the wastewater containing oxalic acid using three-phase three-dimensional electrode reactor

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The removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) from wastewater containing oxalic acid was experimentally investigated using a three-phase three-dimensional electrode reactor. The experimental results show that the removal efficiency depends on the applied cell voltage, airflow, electrolysis time and the number of repeated runs. The former four factors all had a positive effect while the last factor generally had a negative effect on the COD removal in the experimental range. However, for electrolyses under the conditions of 30.0 V cell voltage, 7.01 min(-1) airflow and 60.0 min, the negative effect was negligible. After 50 runs, the electrochemical reactor could maintain a COD removal efficiency of more than 90%.


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  • Chemical Sciences


  • wastewater, electrochemistry, three-dimensional electrode, oxalic acid
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-145
JournalAdvances in Environmental Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (011001000), Chemical Engineering (011001014)