Magnetically attracted iron scrap anode based electrocoagulation for phosphate removal

Zhu, Dandan, Hong, Xiaoting and Hui, K. S. (2021) Magnetically attracted iron scrap anode based electrocoagulation for phosphate removal. Water Science and Technology, 84 (1). 216–224. ISSN 0273-1223

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Abstract

This study shows the effectiveness of a novel electrocoagulation process using magnetically attracted iron scrap anodes for phosphate removal from aqueous solution. The effect of contact time, reaction temperature, dose of iron scrap, initial phosphate concentration, applied voltage, pH, magnetic force, and the species of competing anions on the efficiency of phosphate removal and the reaction products has been investigated. The techniques of XRD, XPS, and VSM were used to characterize the elemental composition and the types of the reaction products in order to clarify the interaction between novel anode and phosphate ions. The removal of phosphate was fitted by a pseudo first-order reaction kinetic model. The results showed that magnetically attracted iron scrap anodes were electrodissoluted under an applied potential and reacted with phosphate into Fe-hydroxo-phosphate complexes. The work suggested that electrocoagulation using magnetically attracted iron scrap anodes had the potential to become a promising technique for phosphate precipitation.

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Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 00:17
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 11:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80232
DOI: 10.2166/wst.2021.211

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