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Optimization in Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation Using Cobalt Sulfate as a Mediator

Rubianto Abd. Lubisa, , , Husein H. Bahtia, Iwan Hastiawana, Dennis Mulcahyb
a Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and natural Sciences, Padjadjaran, University Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km 21, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia
b Centre for Water Management and Reuse, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia

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Optimization of the Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation (MEO) for destructing a dissolved organic compound has been studied. The experiment was carried out in a 100 mL electrolytic cell equipped with a rotameter, an outlet tube of “tetradent” designs, a collecting tube, a stabilized DC power supply, and electrodes which were fabricated from platinum foil. It has been found that optimum efficiency of destruction of glucose as a model of compound could be achieved by using cobalt sulfate as a mediator, at its optimum concentration of 0.43 M, in a 2 M sulfuric acid solution, for a glucose concentration of 0.2 M. The time required for optimum destruction efficiency was 2 hours.

Keywords: Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation; cobalt sulphate; glucose; optimization


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