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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Kinetics of the oxidation of formaldehyde in a flow electrochemical reactor with TiO2/RuO2 anode|
|Abstract:||This paper reports the electrochemical degradation of solutions containing formaldehyde by means of an electrochemical tubular flow reactor with a titanium anode coated with metal oxides (Ti/Ru0.3Ti0.7O2). Due to the simplicity and low molecular weight of the compound it was possible to achieve high mineralization rates; the oxidation reaction of formaldehyde as well as TOC and COD removal were controlled by mass transfer. For solutions with 0.4 g L-1 of formaldehyde, electrodegradation followed a pseudo first-order kinetics, and the mass transport coefficients were calculated. After the experiments, a 97% reduction of TOC was observed, and the final formaldehyde and COD concentrations were below the detection limit threshold. For solutions with 12 g L-1 of formaldehyde processed at 100 mA cm-2, a transition from a zero-order kinetics to a first-order kinetics started at the concentration for which the current density corresponded to the value of the limiting current. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Sa|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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