From the conventional Fenton process (H2O2 and Fe2+), the Electro Fenton process has been derived to improve the hydroxylation method (partial organic oxidation).
It is an eco-friendly process and its technological implementation is simple. Although Electro-Fenton involves a few and very simple chemical species (H2O2, Fe2+, Fe3+, O2), the interactions among them produce one of the most difficult set of chemical reactions.
The automation include:
- The rate of H2O2 generation and its activation by Fe2+ to produce a strong oxidant.
- The organic pollutant degradation rate and the energy and time required to carry out the organic degradation.
It can fulfil the main requirements of wastewater treatment: abatement of the organic pollutant.