Evaluation of boron removal by electrocoagulation using iron and aluminum electrodes

Sayiner G., Kandemirli F., Dimoglo A.

DESALINATION, vol.230, pp.205-212, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 230
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.desal.2007.10.020
  • Journal Name: DESALINATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-212
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Boron compounds are used in the variety of products manufacturing and are introduced to the environment in the form of waste. Here the feasibility of the boron removal from wastewater by electrocoagulation (EC) is studied. Aluminum and iron were simultaneously used in the reactor as materials for cathode and anode. The results show that the EC process for boron removal strongly depends on the current density, initial concentrations, and time. The process is examined under varying indices in order to determine optimal operating conditions. It is important to note the EC application needs no chemical reagents and makes the boron-containing wastewater treatment easy for regulation and automation.