Electrochemistry for the Environment

Hardcover | October 28, 2009

EditorChristos Comninellis, Guohua Chen

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The book starts with the fundamentals of environmental electrochemistry, introducing the basic techniques in selecting and fabricating electrode materials, followed by a theoretical analysis of the electrochemical processes, green electrochemical operation, discussion of electrochemical technologies in water treatment, and then examination of the established wastewater treatment technologies such as electrochemical reactors for metal recovery, electrocoagulation, electroflotation and electrooxidation. Emerging technologies such as electrophotooxidation, electro disinfection, and electrochemical technologies in sludge and soil treatment will also be analyzed. This book will be an excellent reference for young researchers starting new research programs and also for industrialists who wish to appreciate the technologies.

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The book starts with the fundamentals of environmental electrochemistry, introducing the basic techniques in selecting and fabricating electrode materials, followed by a theoretical analysis of the electrochemical processes, green electrochemical operation, discussion of electrochemical technologies in water treatment, and then examina...

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Wastewater treatment technology is undergoing a profound transformation due to far-reaching changes in regulations governing the discharge and disposal of hazardous pollutants. Electrochemistry for the Environment first lays down the fundamentals of environmental electrochemistry, introducing the basic techniques in selecting electrode...

This 350 pages volume contains the contributions from 18 international experts on the key topics concerning environmental chemistry. It is co-edited by Dr. Chen and Prof. Comninellis. Dr. Chen has been working actively in this field for nearly 10 years and is currently an Editor of Separation and Purification Technology. Professor Comn...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 28, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387369228

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Table of Contents

Role of Electrochemistry in Environmental Sciences and Engineering.- Basic Principles of the Electrochemical Mineralization of Organic Pollutants for Wastewater Treatment.- Importance of electrode material in the electrochemical treatment of wastewater containing organic pollutants.- Techniques of electrode fabrication.- Modeling of electrochemical process for the treatment of wastewater containing organic pollutants.- Green electro-organic synthesis using BDD electrodes.-  Domestic and industrial water disinfection using Boron-Doped Diamond electrodes.- Drinking Water Disinfection by Inline-Electrolysis - Product and Inorganic By-Product Formation.- Case studies in the electrochemical treatment of wastewater containing organic pollutants using BDD.- The persulfate process for the mediated oxidation of organic pollutants.- Electrochemical coagulation in wastewater treatment.- Electroflotation.- Principles and applications of solid polymer electrolyte reactors for electrochemical hydrodehalogenation of organic pollutants.- Preparation, Analysis and Behaviors of Ti Based SnO2 Electrode and the Function of Rare-earth Doping in Aqueous Wastes Treatment.- Wet Electrolytic Oxidation of Organics and Application for Sludge Treatment.- Photoelectrocatalytic Materials for Environmental Applications.- Solar disinfection of water by TiO2 photo-assisted processes: Physicochemical, biological and engineering aspects.- Fabrication of photoelectrode materials.- Use of both anode and cathode reactions in wastewater treatment

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From the reviews:"A . book focussing on electrochemical approaches to the protection of the environment is timely and to be welcomed. . The nineteen chapters in this book are all written by authors with broad experience of their topics . . All chapters are extensively referenced. I have no doubt that this book will be valuable to scientists and engineers presently working in the field or seeking to enter it."­­­ (Derek Pletcher, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Vol. 40, 2010)