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Electrolyte Selection and Microbial Toxicity for Electrochemical Oxidative Water Treatment Using a Boron-doped Diamond Anode to Support Site Specific Contamination Incident Response

Citation:

Phillips, R., R. James, AND M. Magnuson. Electrolyte Selection and Microbial Toxicity for Electrochemical Oxidative Water Treatment Using a Boron-doped Diamond Anode to Support Site Specific Contamination Incident Response. CHEMOSPHERE. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 197:135-141, (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.007

Impact/Purpose:

Intentional and unintentional contamination incidents, including terrorist attacks, natural disasters, accidental spills, etc., may result in large volumes of contaminated water. These waters may require pre-treatment before disposal, along with assurances that treated waters will not adversely impact wastewater treatment facilities’ biological processes or receiving waters. A boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrochemical advanced oxidation process (AOP) was investigated as a pre-treatment strategy. Results in this study address immediate and important knowledge gaps identified by wastewater utilities and stakeholders at the Water Environment Research Foundation workshop, 4 and thus help provide decision makers and water utilities with another treatment tool to address water contamination issues for refractory organic contaminants. Such tools are necessary because treatment goals will be incident/situation-specific, so a toolbox of technologies may be desirable.

Description:

This journal article study addresses such concerns by demonstrating successful boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrochemical advanced oxidation process (AOP) pre-treatment for contaminated waters prior to discharge to wastewater treatment facilities.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT ( JOURNAL/ PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 04/06/2018
Record Last Revised: 06/04/2020
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 341704