Journal of Environmental Engineering Technology ›› 2013, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (2): 98-103.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-991X.2013.02.017

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Kinetic Study of Electrochemical Treatment of Berberine Wastewater with Pt/Ti Anode

ZHANG Dong-sheng1,2,SONG Yong-hui1,TU Xiang1,XIAO Shu-hu1,CHENG Jian-guang2,ZENG Ping1   

  1. 1. Department of Urban Water Environmental Research, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
    2. College of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Received:2012-12-02 Revised:2012-12-19 Online:2013-03-20 Published:2013-03-20
  • Contact: XIAO Shu-hu E-mail:xiaoshuhu@126.com

Abstract: Electrochemical process was applied to the treatment of berberine pharmaceutical wastewater. The degradation kinetics of berberine was studied, and the effects of anode, bias potential, initial pH and Cl- concentration on the berberine degradation were discussed. The results showed that the degradation of berberine on four anodes including Pt/Ti followed the pseudo-first order kinetics; electro-generated active chlorine played an important role on the degradation of berberine, anodic bias and initial Cl- concentrations were the control factors of berberine degradation; under the optimal conditions of bias potential of 2.0-2.5 V, initial pH of 5.0-9.0 and Cl- concentration of 0.10 mol/L, the pseudo-first order kinetic constant kept high. Berberine was easily degraded into organic acid or other small molecular compounds, and the removal efficiency of berberine reached above 90%.

Key words: berberine wastewater, electrochemical process, Pt/Ti anode, active chlorine, kinetics

CLC Number: 

  • X703