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The Use of Ni/Sb-SnO2-based Membrane Electrode Assembly for Electrochemical Generation of Ozone and the Decolourisation of Reactive Blue 50 Dye Solutions

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



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Electrochemical ozone generation with ozone current efficiencies up to 33% and power consumption as low as 25 kWh kg(-1) O-3 at room temperature using Ni/Sb-SnO2 anodes in a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) based cell with platinised titanium cathodes separated by Nafion membrane is reported. The complete decolourisation of 200 cm(3) of 1000 mg dm(-3) Reactive Blue 50 (RB50) dye within 8 minutes at 2.7V with 100% current efficiency for the first 5 minutes and specific power consumption as low as ca. 8 kWh kg(COD)(-1) using the MEA-based cell is also described. The byproducts of the dye oxidation were investigated and the formation of various organic acids confirmed. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Zakaria K, Christensen PA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Electrochimica Acta

Year: 2014

Volume: 135

Pages: 11-18

Print publication date: 20/07/2014

Online publication date: 14/05/2014

Acceptance date: 03/05/2014

Date deposited: 03/10/2014

ISSN (print): 0013-4686

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3859

Publisher: Pergamon Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.05.013


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