Synergistic sonoelectrochemical removal of substituted phenols: Implications of ultrasonic parameters and physicochemical properties

Kim, K. and Cho, E. and Thokchom, B. and Cui, M. and Jang, M. and Khim, J. (2015) Synergistic sonoelectrochemical removal of substituted phenols: Implications of ultrasonic parameters and physicochemical properties. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 24. pp. 172-177. ISSN 1350-4177, DOI

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The effects of ultrasonic conditions and physicochemical properties on the synergistic degradation in synthetic solution were investigated. A wide range of ultrasound frequencies, including 35, 170, 300, 500 and 700 kHz, and ultrasonic power densities, including 11.3, 22.5 and 31.5 W/L were used. It was revealed that the physical effect of ultrasound plays a major role in synergistic mechanism and 35 kHz was found to be the most effective frequency due to its more vigorous physical effect induced by high implosive energy released from collapse of cavitation bubbles. The highest ultrasonic power density (31.5 W/L) showed the highest synergy index as it increases the number of cavitation bubbles and the energy released when they collapse. The synergy indexes of various substituted phenols under identical condition were investigated. These results were correlated with physicochemical properties, namely octanol water partition coefficient (Log K-ow), water solubility (S-w), Henry's law constant (K-H) and water diffusivity (D-w). Among these parameters, Log K-ow and D-w were found to have substantial effects on synergy indexes. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Mid-Career Researcher Program through NRF - Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) 2009-0092799
Additional Information: Kim, Kyungho Cho, Eunju Thokchom, Binota Cui, Mingcan Jang, Min Khim, Jeehyeong eng Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Netherlands 2014/11/30 06:00 Ultrason Sonochem. 2015 May;24:172-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2014.11.004. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sonoelectrochemical treatment; Frequency; Power density; Physicochemical properties; Synergistic effect
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 04:58
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:00

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