Vasudevan, S. and Epron, F. and Lakshmi, J. and Ravichandran, S. and Mohan-, S. and Sozhan, G. (2010) Removal of NO3– from Drinking Water by Electrocoagulation – An Alternate Approach. Clean – Soil, Air, Water, 38 (3). pp. 225-229. ISSN 1863-0650

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The present study provides an electrocoagulation method, for the removal of NO3 – from drinking water using magnesium as the anode and cathode. The experiments are carried out as a function of pH, temperature, and current density. The results show that the maximum removal efficiency of 95.8% was achieved at a current density of 0.25 A/dm2, at a pH of 7.0. The adsorption of NO3 – preferably fitting the Langmuir adsorption isotherm suggests monolayer coverage of the adsorbed molecules. The adsorption process follows a second-order kinetics model. Thermodynamic studies show that the adsorption was exothermic and spontaneous in nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption kinetics; Clean technology; Electrocoagulation; Isotherms; NO3 – removal
Subjects: Electroinorganic
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 10:51

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