Research developments in environmental electrochemistry and their potential to contribute to a cleaner environment are reviewed here for wastewater treatment applications. Most environmental pollutants can be successfully eliminated or converted to non-toxic materials by one or more processes, including electrochemical oxidation, electrochemical reduction, electrocoagulation and electrocoagulation/flotation, electrodialysis, and electrochemical advanced oxidation processes. Specific examples of applications for pollutant removal and reclamation of wastewater are given for the different processes, along with research needs and improvements for commercial application of these electrochemical processes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology|
|State||Published - Sep 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Water Science and Technology