Specific energy consumption in electrochemical treatment of food industry wastewaters

Gueven G., Perendeci A., Ozdemir K., Tanyolac A.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.87, no.4, pp.513-522, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Specific energy consumption (SEC) is an important factor in electrochemical treatment of wastewaters. SEC during electrochemical treatment of food industry wastewaters, specifically deproteinated whey wastewater (DWW), simulated sugar beet factory wastewater (SFW) and fruit juice factory wastewater (FJW), were investigated in this study. The effects of operational parameters applied voltage, and electrolyte and wastewater concentrations on SEC were assessed and optimized.