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The Electrochemical Generation of Ozone: A Review

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paul ChristensenORCiD, Dr Taner Yonar, Dr Khalid Zakaria



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This article reviews work on the electrochemical generation of ozone from the original studies by Schonbein in the early 1800s to the present day, and is intended for specialists and nonspecialists in the field of electrochemistry. The experimental techniques employed to study the mechanism of electrochemical ozone generation are described, as is the most commonly quoted mechanism and the experimental evidence for the mechanism is summarized and discussed. The types of electrochemical cells employed are described, and the effects of temperature, anode type and composition, current density and electrolyte composition and pH are discussed.

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Author(s): Christensen PA, Yonar T, Zakaria K

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ozone: Science & Engineering

Year: 2013

Volume: 35

Issue: 3

Pages: 149-167

Print publication date: 01/05/2013

Online publication date: 23/04/2013

Acceptance date: 19/11/2012

ISSN (print): 0191-9512

ISSN (electronic): 1547-6545



DOI: 10.1080/01919512.2013.761564