Vasudevan, S. and Lakshmi, J. and Sozhan, G. (2009) Studies on the Removal of Iron from Drinking Water by Electrocoagulation – A Clean Process. Clean , 37 (1). pp. 45-51.

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The present study describes an electrocoagulation process for the removal of iron from drinking water using magnesium as the anode and galvanized iron as the cathode. Experiments were carried out as a function of pH, temperature and current density. The adsorption capacity was evaluated using both the Langmuir and the Freundlich isotherm models. The results show that the maximum removal efficiency of 98.4% was achieved at a current density of 0.06 A dm– 2, at a pH of 6.0. The adsorption of iron was better explained by fitting the Langmuir adsorption isotherm, which suggests a monolayer coverage of adsorbed molecules. The adsorption process followed a second-order kinetics model. Temperature studies showed that adsorption was endothermic and spontaneous in nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iron removal; Electrocoagulation; Clean technology; Adsorption kinetics; Isotherms
Subjects: Electroinorganic
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 13:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 13:56

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