Electrochemical degradation of an anionic surfactant on boron-doped diamond anodes.

@article{Louhichi2008ElectrochemicalDO,
  title={Electrochemical degradation of an anionic surfactant on boron-doped diamond anodes.},
  author={Boulbaba Louhichi and Mehdi Ahmadi and Nasr Bensalah and Abdellatif Gadri and Manuel A. Rodrigo},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2008},
  volume={158 2-3},
  pages={430-7}
}
In this work, the electrochemical oxidation on boron-doped diamond of synthetic wastes polluted with surfactant sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) has been studied. Results show that SDBS can be successfully removed with this technology inside different current densities and concentration ranges. The oxidation of the SDBS seems to occur in two main sequential steps: the first is the rapid degradation of SDBS, and the final is the less efficient oxidation of aliphatic intermediates to carbon… CONTINUE READING