Phenol Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Electrocoagulation Technology Using Iron Electrodes:Effect of Some Variables


The aim of this study was to determine the effect of electrocoagulation technology using iron electrodes on phenol removal in aqueous solutions. The removal of phenol was investigated in terms of various parameters, namely, current density, phenol and NaCl concentration, pH, and alginic acid concentration. The results showed that the removal efficiency of phenol increased with increasing the current density, pH and NaCl concentration, whereas it was inversely associated with initial concentration of phenol and alginic acid concentration. According to the results, electrocoagulation is a promising process for treatment of wastewater containing high concentration of phenol.

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M. Zazouli and M. Taghavi, "Phenol Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Electrocoagulation Technology Using Iron Electrodes:Effect of Some Variables," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2012, pp. 980-983. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.411113.

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