Disparities between experimental and environmental conditions: Research steps toward making electrochemical water treatment a reality

Sergi Garcia-Segura, Alec Brockway Nienhauser, Ana S. Fajardo, Rishabh Bansal, Christian L. Coonrod, John D. Fortner, Mariana Marcos-Hernández, Tanya Rogers, Dino Villagran, Michael S. Wong, Paul Westerhoff

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Abstract

Electrochemical water treatment is one of the key topics of environmental electrochemistry. Identifying electrocatalytic materials capable of electrogenerating high oxidant species in situ seems to have catalyzed researchers’ interest in these processes. While most studies have focused on ideal lab-made solutions, translation to higher technology readiness levels and commercialization requires reframing research questions in context of real water matrices. In this current opinion, we discuss disconnects that may occur when focusing on synthetic solution treatment rather than on real waters. Future research can fill the gaps identified herein, thus facilitating application of electrochemical water treatment technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Electrochemistry
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Boron-doped diamond electrode
  • Electrocatalytic water treatment
  • Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes
  • Electrochemical advanced reduction processes
  • Magneli TiO
  • Oxyanions
  • Persistent organic pollutants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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