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Scale-up on Electrokinetic Treatment of Polluted Soil with Petroleum: Effect of Operating Conditions

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Sabino da Silva, Evanimek Bernardo ; Fernandes, Nedja Suely ; Costa, Emily Cintia Tossi de A. ; da Silva, Djalma Ribeiro ; de Araujo, Danyelle Medeiros ; Martinez-Huitle, Carlos A.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Electrochemical Science; v. 12, n. 5, p. 4001-4015, MAY 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This study investigates the influence of the scale-up of electrokinetic remediation (EKR) approach in carbonaceus soils. The scale-up study was performed in an electrokinetic lab scale (2.55 dm(3)) by using two graphite electrodes placed in the cathodic and anodic compartments. The solution used was to humidify the soil were Na2SO4 0.1 M and water. A soil polluted (1.5 Kg) with petroleum (ranging from 500 to 2500 ppm) was treated by applying different currents (ranging from 0.5 A to 0.2 A). The effects such as current, pH, conductivity, z-potential and solution were evaluated to understand the better conditions to remove the organic matter from polluted soil. An increase in scale directly influenced the amount of energy supplied to the soil being treated. As a result, electroosmotic and electromigration flows and electric heating are more intense than in previous study performed where a smaller-scale cell was used. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50945-4 - INCT 2014: National Institute for Alternative Technologies of Detection, Toxicological Evaluation and Removal of Micropollutants and Radioactivies
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants