Electroflotation

Xueming Chen, Guohua Chen

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Abstract

Electroflotation (EF) is the flotation using electrolytically generated bubbles of hydrogen and oxygen for separating suspended substances from aqueous phases. This process was first proposed by Elmore in 1905 for flotation of valuable minerals from ores. Compared with the conventional dissolved air flotation (DAF), EF has many advantages, including high flotation efficiency, compact units, easy operation, and less maintenance. Therefore, EF is an attractive alternative to DAF. This technique has been proven very effective in treating oily wastewater or oil-water emulsion, mining wastewater, groundwater, food processing wastewater, restaurant wastewater, industrial sewage, heavy metals containing effluent, and many other water and wastewaters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemistry for the Environment
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages263-277
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780387369228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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