Author: Bahadır K. Körbahti, Mustafa Ceyhun Erdem
Publishing Date: 2017
Volume 1 Issue 1
In this study, pH and DpH change in the electrochemical oxidation of imidacloprid (IMD) pesticide using boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes was investigated in the presence of Na2SO4 electrolyte. The process parameters were operated as imidacloprid concentration (40-200 mg/L), electrolyte concentration (2-10 g/L), current density (4-20 mA/cm2) and reaction temperature (20-60°C). pH and DpH values increased with increasing Na2SO4 concentration, current density, and reaction temperature, and decreasing the imidacloprid concentration at 120 min reaction time. The results of this study showed that the pH of the wastewater solution maintained the local pH discharge limits between 6 and 9 after the electrochemical oxidation.
Key word: BDD,Boron-doped diamond electrode,Electrolysis,Imidacloprid, Pesticide,Wastewater treatment