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Assessment of disinfection and by-product formation during electrochemical treatment of surface water using a Ti/IrO2 anode

Abstract: Laboratory batch experiments were performed at room temperature to evaluate the electrochemical disinfection of surface water using Ti/IrO2 anodes. Disinfection was assessed as a function of applied current density (0–8 mA/cm2) and specific charge Q (A-min/L), and active chlorine generation was measured. Generation of disinfection by-products, including haloacetic acids (HAAs), total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), and perchlorate, also was monitored. Results showed that the disinfection rate corresponded to the applied current density. With respect to the applied Q, the highest current density (8 mA/cm2) showed the greatest rate of disinfection and highest rate of active chlorine generation. While no perchlorate generation was observed, HAAs and TTHMs were generated at a rate of 7.7 and 5.6 µg A-1 min-1, respectively. However, regulatory exceedances were not observed until greater than a 5-log decrease in bacteria was observed. HAA and TTHM formation, as well as energy consumption, associated with the highest current density were greater than the lower current densities for a given level of disinfection. Overall, this study demonstrates that effective disinfection without regulatory exceedances in TTHMs, HAAs, or perchlorate can be attained using a Ti/IrO2 anode for treatment of surface water.

 Autoría: Schaefer C., Andaya C., Urtiaga A.,

 Fuente: Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 264, 411–416

 Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2015

 Nº de páginas: 6

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.082

 ISSN: 1385-8947,1873-3212

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.082