Electrochemical Water and Wastewater Treatment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131602

Electrochemical Water and Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Authors: Carlos Alberto Martinez Huitle Manuel A Rodrigo Onofrio Scialdone
Paperback ISBN: 9780128131602
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 816
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In Electrochemical Water Treatment Methods, the editors have organized a group of worldwide experts to provide fundamentals and applications of these methods to treat industrial effluents. 

In the introduction, the editors provide an overview of the technology, its current state of development and how it is making its way into industry applications. Chapter two deals with the historical developments and fundamentals of 18 methods, including coupled methods such as electrocoagulation and Peroxi-Coagulation, and Electro-Fenton treatments. Chapter three approaches the applications of the methods by industry, discussing cases from Pulp and Paper, Pharmaceutical, Textile, and Urban/Domestic wastewater among others. Chapter four discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the methods to help readers select the method that best fits the needs. Chapter five introduces ways to combine renewable energy sources and electrochemical methods to design sustainable facilities.

Environmental and Chemical Engineers will benefit from the extensive collection of methods and industry focused application cases. Researchers in environmental chemistry will find in the book examples of how the methods transitioned from Lab environments to practical applications.

Key Features

  • Offers an excellent overview over the research advances and current applications of electrochemical technologies for water treatment
  • Explains in a comprehensive way the fundaments of the different electrochemical uses and applications of different technologies
  • Provides a large number of examples to evidence practical applications of electrochemistry to environmental protection
  • Explores the combination with other treatment technologies or emerging technologies for destroying water pollutants.


Environmental and Chemical Engineers, Chemistry researchers dealing with environmental chemistry

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical developments and fundamentals
3. Applications of electrochemical technologies for decontamination and disinfection water
4. Chemical and technological advantages and disadvantages of electrochemical approaches
5. Renewable energies and electrochemical technologies


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About the Author

Carlos Alberto Martinez Huitle

Carlos Alberto Martinez Huitle graduated in Chemistry at Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (México) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Marco Antonio Quiroz Alfaro. After a work experience in Ciba—Specialty Chemicals (currently acquired by the German chemical company BASF), he moved to Ferrara (Italy) where he received his PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara under supervision of Prof. Achille De Battisti. During the same period, he worked as visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Christos Comninellis at the EPFL Institute, Switzerland. From since 2005 to 2008, he has served as faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Milan. In 2008, he also moved to Brazil where he currently is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.

Affiliations and Expertise

Instituto de Quimica - UFRN, Brazil

Manuel A Rodrigo

Manuel A Rodrigo obtained his PhD degree in the University of Valencia in 1997, with a research focused on the modelling and automation of biological nutrient removal processes. In 1997, he joined the University the Castilla La Mancha and began researching on electrochemical engineering. In this first postdoctoral stage, his research was focused on the electrolyses of industrial wastewater. After a first postdoctoral training in the Lab of Prof. Comninellis (EPFL, Switzerland), he started working with diamond electrodes, one of the key topics in his research. In 2000, he was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Castilla La Mancha, and began researching on electrocoagulation and high temperature PEM fuel cells.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Onofrio Scialdone

Onofrio Scialdone studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Palermo. He obtained his PhD degree in Electrochemical Engineering in the Politecnico di Milano in 1999 and a Master in Economy at the Scuola Mattei of ENI (2000). He is Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Università degli Studi di Palermo and he leads the research activities on electrochemistry of the “Laboratory of Chemical and Electrochemical Technologies” at the same University. His main research interests are in electrochemical reaction engineering, with particular emphasis on synthesis of fine chemicals, environmental protection and electrical energy generation

Affiliations and Expertise

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy