Electrochemical oxidation remediation of real wastewater effluents — A review

Sergi Garcia-Segura, Joey D. Ocon, Meng Nan Chong

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Fate and health risks associated with persistent organic pollutants present in water effluents are one of the major environmental challenges of this century. In this paper, the electrochemical advanced oxidation process electrochemical oxidation is reviewed for its performance over the treatment of actual industrial and urban effluents. The electrochemical treatment of industrial effluents resulting from textile dyeing, petrochemical, paper mill, tannery industry as well as the treatment of domestic and urban wastewaters are discussed. Furthermore, the combination of electrochemical oxidation with other water treatment technologies as pre-treatment, post-treatment, and integrated treatment is also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-67
Number of pages20
JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Anodic oxidation
  • Boron-doped diamond
  • Dimensionally stable anodes
  • Disinfection processes
  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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