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Application of Electro- Chemical Oxidation for the Treatment of Reactive Red 195 using Graphite Electrode

Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences ,2021,10,3,620-625.
Published:January 2022
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Mohandas Umadevi1, Ramasamy Rathinam2,*, Thirumalairaj Brindha3, Sivakumar Dheenadhayalan4, Sangma Pattabhi1

1Department of Environmental Sciences, P.S.G. College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

2Department of Chemistry, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

3Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA 

4Department of Science and Humanities, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, INDIA


In this study, graphite electrodes have been used for electrochemical oxidation of aqueous solution of Reactive Red 195 (RR 195). As part of electrolysis, three different electrolytes were used, including NaCl, NaNO3 and Na2SO4; and NaCl proved to be the most effective in removing the Colour of RR 195 dye from its aqueous solution. Based on the effects of the process variables dye concentration, current density, electrolyte concentration, pH and stirring speed, the highest colour removal was achieved after 90 min. At optimum operating conditions, such as 0.075% sodium chloride (NaCl) concentration, a current density of 3.75mA/cm2, pH 7, and stirring speed of 250 rpm, 94% of the color was removed. UV-Vis spectrophotometer was used to measure color removal during dye degradation. In comparison with conventional treatment techniques, this method is highly effective