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Publication (UJEP): Notes on Process and Data Analysis in Electro-Coagulation—The Importance of Standardisation and Clarity
Abstract Electro-coagulation (EC) is an alternative method to standard chemical coagulation, which is one of the most common water and wastewater treatment processes, employed to remove a wide range of contaminants through (co)precipitation processes. Despite the attention EC has received over the last decade, misconception regarding key process parameters exists and a lack of standardised procedure impacts on the progress of this promising field. It is demonstrated here how, unlike frequently reported in the literature, a fundamental process parameter- current intensity- is the process determining step with regards to extent of contaminant removal (rather than current density). Furthermore, terminology is proposed with a view to unify communication and to facilitate performance interpretation and comparison of datasets whilst the jar testing procedure is presented as standardized method for process evaluation with the same objective in mind. Finally, shortfalls and solutions to experimental design are discussed and presented. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Tito D.N., Krystynik P., Kluson P.:“Notes on Process and Data Analysis in Electro-Coagulation—The Importance of Standardisation and Clarity“ (Eng) Chem. Eng. Process. 104, 22-28 (2016). IF: 2,234