Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, No. 45 by Clelia Milhano, Derek Pletcher (auth.), Ralph E. White

By Clelia Milhano, Derek Pletcher (auth.), Ralph E. White (eds.)

Topics in quantity forty five include:

  • The cathodic aid of nitrate and electrochemical membrane technology
  • Non-haloaluminate ionic liquids
  • The homes of nanowires composed of metals and semiconductors.
  • Ammonium electrolysis as a renewable resource of fuel
  • The usefulness of synchrotron x-ray scattering to quite a lot of electrode phenomena

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Removal of Nitrate from Natural Waters and Effluents Throughout the world, pollution of ground water, rivers and lakes by nitrate is a problem. The nitrate largely arises from present agricultural techniques, particularly the intensive use of fertilisers, and is a risk to human health. Nitrate in drinking water has been identified as a cause of methemoglobenemia or blue baby syndrome and is also implicated in some forms of cancer, diabetes and birth defects. As a result, legislation generally limits the nitrate The Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Technology of Nitrate 45 level in water and maximum concentrations in the range 10-50 ppm are enforced in most countries.

The base electrolyte also influences the rate of reduction. 8 V, the rate of nitrate reduction was highest in the presence of multicharged cations and followed the sequence, La3+ > Ca2+ > NH4+ > Cs+ > K+ > Na+ > Li+ and also, for halides, followed the order, F– > 28 Clelia Milhano and Derek Pletcher Cl– > Br- > I–. 50 V vs. SCE and these can reach > 50 mA cm-2 with 1 M KNO3 as the medium, and (iii) the ratio of the products is independent of the diamond preparation; the major products are always nitrite and nitrogen containing gases in almost equal amounts.

At lead the overall destruction efficiency was ~ 75%. Also the technicium and ruthenium contents in the waste are decreased as TcO2 and Ru metal were deposited onto the cathode. To further demonstrate the concept, two 1000 hour tests were completed using 70 dm3 batches of simulant mix in a divided cell with a lead cathode and a Pt coated anode at 343 K. The electrolyses led to > 99% removal of the nitrate and nitrite with a destruction efficiency that dropped from 70% to 55% as the concentra- 40 Clelia Milhano and Derek Pletcher reduced enriched Figure 10.

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