Sonoelectrochemical degradation of chlorinated organic pollutants in water: 1 plus 1 equals 3?

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Sonoelectrochemistry deals with the combination of electrochemistry with acoustic cavitation induced by an ultrasonic field. The interaction between cavitation and the electrical field generated between electrodes can lead to interesting results for a wide variety of applications. Some of the leading electrochemistry research groups in UK (e.g. Oxford’s Compton Group, Bath’s Marken Group) have indeed investigated the potential of Sonoelectrochemistry for quite a long time, demonstrating the synergistic effects it may present. Despite this, Sonoelectrochemistry still is a rather unknown to the wider Electrochemistry community, who may be missing out on the opportunities that sonoelectrochemical processes represent in areas such as electrosynthesis,
electroanalysis or coatings and materials’ science, among others. This presentation aims at bringing Sonoelectrochemistry closer to the Electrochemistry community by focusing on a series of studies on the sonoelectrochemical degradation of recalcitrant chlorinated compounds in water.
We will not only comment on the effect of ultrasonic frequency or power, but also on the effect of concentration, electrode material, and even the presence (or absence) of a background electrolyte. Using the results obtained during our studies, we will also discuss on the synergistic combination of ultrasound and
electrochemistry and indeed show that, in Sonoelectrochemistry, 1 plus 1 can equal 3.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventElectrochem 2019 - The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 201928 Aug 2019


ConferenceElectrochem 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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