Applied Water Science
This study assessed the efficiency of electrocoagulation (ECF) coupled with an addition of chemical coagulant to decolorize textile dye. Tests were conducted using Box Behnken methodology to vary six parameters: dye type, weight, coagulant type, dose, initial pH and current density. The combination of electrocoagulation and chemical coagulation was able to decolorize dye up to 99.42 % in 30 min of treatment time which is remarkably shorter in comparison with using conventional chemical coagulation. High color removal was found to be contingent upon the dye type and current density, along with the interactions between the current density and the coagulant dose. The addition of chemical coagulants did enhanced treatment efficiency.
Butler, Erick B.; Hung, Yung-Tse; and Mulamba, Oliver, "The Effects of Chemical Coagulants on the Decolorization of Dyes by Electrocoagulation Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)" (2017). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 124.