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COMBINED ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR THE EFFICIENT DEGRADATION OF NON-POLAR ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES
Raschitor, A., J. Llanos, M.A. Rodrigo, and P. Canizares.
Journal of Environmental Management 248:109289(2019)

Efficient and economical electrochemical treatment processes were developed to degrade non-polar organochlorine pesticides using a process that first concentrated the contamination via electrocoagulation and then degraded the pesticides via electro-oxidation (EO) or electro-Fenton (EF). The system removed ~50% of contamination using EO and >94% using EF. The pre-concentration stage decreases the power consumption needed for EO and EF, showing that removal efficiency increases with the concentration of the pollutant.



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