Electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment and resource reclamation

Yujie Feng, Lisha Yang, Junfeng Liu, Bruce E. Logan

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Research developments in environmental electrochemistry and their potential to contribute to a cleaner environment are reviewed here for wastewater treatment applications. Most environmental pollutants can be successfully eliminated or converted to non-toxic materials by one or more processes, including electrochemical oxidation, electrochemical reduction, electrocoagulation and electrocoagulation/flotation, electrodialysis, and electrochemical advanced oxidation processes. Specific examples of applications for pollutant removal and reclamation of wastewater are given for the different processes, along with research needs and improvements for commercial application of these electrochemical processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-831
Number of pages32
JournalEnvironmental Science: Water Research and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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