Nidheesh, P. V. and Singh, Anantha T. S. (2017) Arsenic removal by electrocoagulation process: Recent trends and removal mechanism. Chemosphere, 181. pp. 418-432. ISSN 00456535

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caused by the regular consumption of arsenic contaminated water, even at a lesser contaminated level. The number of arsenicosis patients is increasing day-by-day. Decontamination of arsenic from the water medium is the only one way to regulate this and the arsenic removal can be fulfilled by water treatment methods based on separation techniques. Electrocoagulation (EC) process is a promising technology for the effective removal of arsenic from aqueous solution. The present review article analyzes the performance of the EC process for arsenic removal. Electrocoagulation using various sacrificial metal anodes such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, etc. is found to be very effective for arsenic decontamination. The performances of each anode are described in detail. A special focus has been made on the mechanism behind the arsenite and arsenate removal by EC process. Main trends in the disposal methods of sludge containing arsenic are also included. Comparison of arsenic decontamination efficiencies of chemical coagulation and EC is also reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrocoagulation; Arsenicosis; Water Ttreatment; Electrochemical Method
Subjects: Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Disposal
Water Pollution
Environmental Engineering
Waste Water Treatment
Depositing User: Dr. Nidheesh P V
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 11:57

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