Journal article

The electrochemical regeneration of granular activated carbons: A review

Rebecca V McQuillan, Geoffrey W Stevens, Kathryn A Mumford

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

The electrochemical treatment of exhausted granular activated carbon (GAC) has been identified as an effective alternative to traditional adsorbent regeneration methods (e.g. thermal, chemical, and microbial). However, despite its proven potential and initial investigation over two decades ago, the development of this technology has been progressing slowly, hindering its deployment in industrial applications. Thus, a review has been conducted that aims to present the fundamentals of GAC electrochemical regenerative methods, what research has been conducted to develop the technology to the present day, and lastly, identify limitations and future prospects associated with electrochemical metho..

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