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Title: Electrochemical treatment of butylated hydroxyanisole: electrocoagulation versus advanced oxidation
Author: Ye, Zhihong
Brillas, Enric
Centellas Masuet, Francesc A.
Cabot Julià, Pere-Lluís
Sirés Sadornil, Ignacio
Keywords: Electrocoagulació
Oxidació electroquímica
Electrolytic oxidation
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2019
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: This work compares the removal of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), a ubiquitous antioxidant in food and pharmaceuticals, from water either by electrocoagulation (EC) with an Fe|Fe cell or H2O2-based electrochemical advanced oxidation processes like electrochemical oxidation (EO-H2O2), electro-Fenton (EF) and photoelectro-Fenton (PEF) with an air-diffusion cathode. BHA degradation by EC was very poor, whereas the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) was more effectively abated in urban wastewater. The effect of pH, number of Fe|Fe pairs and current on the EC performance was examined. The additive was also slowly degraded by EO-H2O2 with a RuO2-based or BDD anode in 50 mM Na2SO4 solution. In the simulated matrix, BHA decay by EO-H2O2 was substantially enhanced owing to active chlorine generation from anodic oxidation of Cl−, whereas the OH-mediated oxidation at the BDD surface accounted for DOC decay. In EF and PEF, the OH produced in the bulk upgraded the mineralization, primordially using BDD. In raw urban wastewater at natural pH 7.9, the time course of BHA and DOC contents was affected by NOM oxidation, being accelerated in the order: EO-H2O2 < EF < PEF. The quickest decontamination of urban wastewater occurred in PEF at pH 3.0, because of the higher amounts of OH in the bulk along with UVA photolysis.
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It is part of: Separation and Purification Technology, 2019, vol. 208, p. 19-26
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ISSN: 1383-5866
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