Electrocoagulation of heavy metals containing model wastewater using monopolar iron electrodes

Al Aji B., YAVUZ Y., Koparal A. S.

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, vol.86, pp.248-254, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.11.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-254
  • Keywords: Electrocoagulation, Monopolar electrode configuration, Iron electrode, Wastewater treatment, Heavy metal removal, ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENT, ALUMINUM ELECTRODES, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, RESIDUE DISPOSAL, ORGANICS REMOVAL, BORON REMOVAL, ION-EXCHANGE, EF PROCESSES, INDUSTRY, COPPER
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, the performance of batch electrocoagulation (EC) using iron electrodes with monopolar configuration for simultaneous removal of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn) and manganese (Mn) from a model wastewater was investigated. The influences of current density (from 2 to 25 mA/cm(2)), initial metal concentration (from 50 to 250 mg/L) and initial pH (3, 5.68, 8.95) on removal efficiency were explored in a batch stirred cell to determine the best experimental conditions.