Journal article

Feasibility and energy consumption analysis of phenol removal from salty wastewater by electro-electrodialysis

Dushuai Wu, George Q Chen, Baisong Hu, Huining Deng

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

The discharge of phenol-containing wastewater has become a crucial and health threatening environmental issue. In this paper, an electro-electrodialysis (EED) process was investigated to remove phenol molecules in the form of phenoxide ions, and simultaneously desalt the laboratory-prepared salty wastewater. The influence of applied voltage, sodium sulfate and phenol concentrations on the separation performance and energy consumption of the EED process was studied. More than 90% of the phenol could be removed, illustrating the feasibility of the EED process. The specific energy consumption for phenol removal was primarily influenced by the concentration and characteristics of the competitive..

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Grants

Awarded by Special Science and Technology International Cooperation Projects of Key Research and Development Plan of Hebei Province


Awarded by Tianjin Key Research Program of Application Foundation and Advanced Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful for financial support from the Special Science and Technology International Cooperation Projects of Key Research and Development Plan of Hebei Province (17393601D), and Tianjin Key Research Program of Application Foundation and Advanced Technology (14JCZDJC38900).