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Chapter 13. Principles and applications of solid polymer electrolyte reactors for electrochemical hydrodehalogenation of organic pollutants

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hua Cheng, Professor Keith Scott

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Abstract

The ability to re-cycle halogenated liquid wastes, based on electrochemical hydrodehalogenation (EHDH), will provide a significant economic advantage and will reduce the environmental burden in a number of processes. The use of a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) reactor is very attractive for this purpose. Principles and features of electrochemical HDH technology and SPE EHDH reactors are described. The SPE reactor enables selective dehalogenation of halogenated organic compounds in both aqueous and non-aqueous media with high current efficiency and low energy consumption. The influence of operating conditions, including cathode material, current density, reactant concentration and temperature on the HDH process and its stability are examined.


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Author(s): Cheng H, Scott K

Editor(s): Comninellis, C; Chen, G

Publication type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Electrochemistry for the Environment

Year: 2009

Pages: 307-323

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: New York

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68318-8_13

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-68318-8_13

Notes: E-ISBN: 9780387683188

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780387369228


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