Electrochemical generation of ferrate (VI): determination of optimum conditions

Mohammad Alsheyab, JiaQian Jiang, Cecile Stanford

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The optimum conditions for the electrochemical generation of ferrate were analysed using a laboratory scale electrochemical reactor and using NaOH as the electrolyte with a reaction duration of 25 min. The criteria used for comparison are the current efficiency and the energy consumption. The conducted experiments in this project showed that the optimum current density of the 10 studied applied currents was 36 A/m2; the optimum concentration of NaOH of the four different studied concentrations was 16 M and the optimum carbon content (C%) of the three studied steels was 0.11%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalDesalination: the International Journal on the Science and Technology of Desalting and Water Purification
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


  • carbon content
  • current efficiency
  • ferrate(VI)
  • current density
  • electrochemical generation


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