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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 235681, 11 pages
Research Article

Novel Technology for Phenol Wastewater Treatment Using Electrochemical Reactor

1Chongqing Key Laboratory of Environmental Materials & Remediation Technologies, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Chongqing 402160, China
2Key Laboratory of Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China
3School of Environment Science and Spatial Informatics, China University of Mining and Technology, Jiangsu 221008, China

Received 21 April 2015; Revised 21 July 2015; Accepted 30 July 2015

Academic Editor: Carlos A. Martínez-Huitle

Copyright © 2015 Yuncheng Xie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There are various electrochemical approaches to save energy, mostly by means of equipment improvement coupled with other water treatment technologies. Replacement of DC power with pulse power, modified reactor coupled with photocatalysis can decrease cost. But more or less additional input is developed, or infrastructure has to be replaced. In this paper, an N-Step electrochemical reactor, based on stage reaction modeling, is put forward. On the basis of not changing equipment investment and by adjustment of the operating current density at different levels, power consumption decreases. This model develops a foundation of electrochemical water treatment technology for the engineering application.