Metal oxide-coated anodes in wastewater treatment

Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, 577451, Karnataka, India.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Impact Factor: 2.83). 11/2013; 21(5). DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2313-6
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Electrochemical oxidation is an effective wastewater treatment method. Metal oxide-coated substrates are commonly used as anodes in this process. This article compiles the developments in the fabrication, application, and performance of metal oxide anodes in wastewater treatment. It summarizes the preparative methods and mechanism of oxidation of organics on the metal oxide anodes. The discussion is focused on the application of SnO2, PbO2, IrO2, and RuO2 metal oxide anodes and their effectiveness in wastewater treatment process.

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