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Electrochemical treatment of olive oil mill wastewater.

Authors
  • Longhi, P1
  • Vodopivec, B
  • Fiori, G
  • 1 University of Milano, Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, via C. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annali di chimica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
91
Issue
3-4
Pages
169–174
Identifiers
PMID: 11381541
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The possibility of oxidizing at a PbO2 anode the phenols and polyphenols, present in the olive oil mill wastewater, has been studied as a pretreatment for the submission of such wastewater to the traditional biological treatments. The results obtained operating at current densities ranging 500 to 2000 A/m2 show that it is possible to reduce the concentration of the phenolic components, which interfere with the biological treatments, down to low values without decreasing too much the total organic content of the wastewater.

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