JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.86, no.2, pp.261-265, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
BACKGROUND: Textile industries generate considerable amounts of waste-water, which may contain strong colour, suspended particles, salts, high pH and high chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentration. The disposal of these coloured wastewaters poses a major problem for the industry as well as a threat to the environment. In this study, electrochemical oxidation of Basic Blue 3 (BB3) dye was studied in a bipolar trickle tower (BTT) reactor using Raschig ring shaped boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes in recirculated batch mode. The effects of current density, temperature, flow rate, sodium sulfate concentration (Na(2)SO(4)) as supporting electrolyte, and initial dye concentration were investigated.