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Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes as decentralized water treatment technologies to remediate domestic washing machine effluents

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dos Santos, Alexsandro Jhones [1] ; Tossi de Araujo Costa, Emily Cintia [1] ; da Silva, Djalma Ribeiro [1] ; Garcia-Segura, Sergi [1] ; Martinez-Huitle, Carlos Alberto [1, 2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Inst Chem, LEAA, BR-59078970 Natal, RN - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Natl Inst Alternat Technol Detect, Toxicol Evaluat & Removal Micropollutants & Radio, Inst Chem, POB 355, BR-14800900 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research; v. 25, n. 7, SI, p. 7002-7011, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Water scarcity is one of the major concerns worldwide. In order to secure this appreciated natural resource, management and development of water treatment technologies are mandatory. One feasible alternative is the consideration of water recycling/reuse at the household scale. Here, the treatment of actual washing machine effluent by electrochemical advanced oxidation processes was considered. Electrochemical oxidation and electro-Fenton technologies can be applied as decentralized small-scale water treatment devices. Therefore, efficient decolorization and total organic abatement have been followed. The results demonstrate the promising performance of solar photoelectro-Fenton process, where complete color and organic removal was attained after 240 min of treatment under optimum conditions by applying a current density of 66.6 mA cm(-2). Thus, electrochemical technologies emerge as promising water-sustainable approaches. (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