Nidheesh, P V and Olvera-Vargas, H and Oturan, N and Oturan, M A Heterogeneous Electro-Fenton Process: Principles and Applications. In: Electro-Fenton Process: New Trends and Scale-Up. Springer, pp. 1-26. (In Press)

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Electro-Fenton (EF) process has received much attention among the various advanced oxidation process, due to its higher contaminant removal and mineralization efficiencies, simplicity in operation, in situ generation of hydrogen peroxide, etc. Heterogeneous EF process rectifies some of the drawbacks of con- ventional EF process by using solid catalyst for the generation of reactive hydroxyl radicals in water medium. The efficiency of various heterogeneous EF catalysts such as iron oxides, pyrite, iron supported on zeolite, carbon, alginate beads, etc. was tested by various researchers. All of these catalysts are insoluble in water; and most of them are stable and reusable in nature. Depending on the iron leaching characteristics, hydroxyl radicals are generated either in the solution or over the catalyst surface. Catalysts with higher leaching characteristics exhibit the first radical generation mechanism, while the stable catalyst with insignificant leaching exhibits the second radical generation mechanism. Adsorption of the pollutant over the surface of the catalyst also enhances the pollutant degradation. Overall, hetero- geneous EF process is very potent, powerful, and useful for the pollutant decon- tamination from the water medium.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced Oxidation Process; Electro-Fenton; Heterogeneous EF; Hydroxyl Radicals; Solid Catalyst; Water Treatment
Subjects: Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Disposal
Water Pollution
Water Treatment
Depositing User: Dr. Nidheesh P V
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 11:27

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