Electrochemical oxidation of phenol in a parallel plate reactor using ruthenium mixed metal oxide electrode

Yavuz Y., Koparal A. S.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, vol.136, no.2, pp.296-302, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2005.12.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-302
  • Keywords: electrochemical oxidation, phenol, ruthenium mixed metal oxide electrode, toxicity, WASTE-WATER, ANODIC-OXIDATION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, electrochemical oxidation of phenol was carried out in a parallel plate reactor using ruthenium mixed metal oxide electrode. The effects of initial pH, temperature, supporting electrolyte concentration, current density, flow rate and initial phenol concentration on the removal efficiency were investigated. Model wastewater prepared with distilled water and phenol, was recirculated to the electrochemical reactor by a peristaltic pump. Sodium sulfate was used as supporting electrolyte. The Microtoxe bioassay was also used to measure the toxicity of the model wastewater during the study.