Jeremi Hubert Naumczyk, Małgorzata Anna Kucharska, Joanna Agnieszka Ładyńska, Dominik Wojewódka
This study on tannery wastewater treatment showed that indirect electrooxidation by chlorine generated at a Ti/SnO2/PdO2/RuO2 (SPR) anode led to full ammonia removal and a decrease in chemical oxygen demand (COD) up to 58.9%. Summarized current efficiency of ammonia removal and apparent current efficiency of COD removal was very high and (up to 127.2%). Individual compounds present in raw and electrochemically treated wastewater and in synthetic tannin solutions were identified by GC-MS method. Dibutyl phthalate was determined in all samples of raw and/or wastewaters treated by electrooxidation and also in tannin solutions. For the wastewater sample D, current density of 1.0 A/dm2 values of adsorbable organically bound halogens were: 15.7, 19.8 and 12.9 mg/L after 15, 30 and 46 min, respectively. Additionally, a cost evaluation of this process was established. At a current density of 1.5 A/dm2, the energy consumption was in range from 78.2 to 171 kWh/kg of N–NH4+.