Research on the electrocoagulation (EC) of hexane extractable materials (HEM) has been conducted at the University of New Orleans using a commercial bench-scale EC reactor. A series of EC experiments were performed using a synthetic emulsion with a HEM concentration of approximately 700 mg/L−1. It was confirmed that EC of HEM follows first-order kinetics, and kinetic constants of 0.0441 s−1 and 0.0443 s−1 were obtained from applying both the dispersion and tanks-in-series (TIS) models, respectively. In both cases, R2 was 0.97. Also, the TIS model indicated that each cell of the EC behaves as an independent continuous-stirred tank reactor.
Kinetics of Electrocoagulation of Hexane Extractable Materials in Artificial Bilge Water Treatment
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Rincon, Guillermo J., La Motta, Enrique J., and Blake Mickler. "Kinetics of Electrocoagulation of Hexane Extractable Materials in Artificial Bilge Water Treatment." J Ship Prod Des 29 (2013): 57–65. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/jspd.2013.29.2.57
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