Treatment of Synthetic Wastewater Containing AB14 Pigment by Electrooxidation in both Pilot and Bench Scale Reactors

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Prof. of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan

2 PhD Student of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran

3 Ass. Prof. of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Malayer University, Malayer


The electrochemical oxidation process was used for the degradation of Acid Brown 14 in both bench and pilot scale reactors. The bench scale one with a working volume of 0.5 L was equipped with platinum plate used as the anode and stainless steel (SS-304) plates as the cathode. The pilot scale reactor had a volume of 9 L and was equipped with SS-304 plates used as both the anode and the cathode. Experiments were run using these reactors to investigate the two parameters of energy consumption and anode efficiency. The bench scale reactor was capable of removing 92% and 36% of the dye and COD, respectively, after 18 min of operation. The pilot scale reactor, however, was capable of removing 87% and 59% of the dye and the COD content, respectively, after 60 min of operation. The kinetic study of both the bench and pilot reactors for dye and COD removals showed that both processes followed a zero order kinetic.


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