Kinetic experiments of electrochemical oxidation of iohexol on BDD electrodes for wastewater treatment
Electrolysis of iohexol, an iodinated X-ray contrast medium, on synthetic boron-doped diamond (BDD) thin film electrodes was investigated for the first time. Kinetic experiments of electrochemical oxidation resulted in complete elimination of iohexol. Data from the kinetic experiments were compared against estimates by the kinetic model proposed previously by Comninellis et al. Excellent agreement between the experimental results and the kinetic model was observed. The results suggest that electrolysis on BDD electrodes is a promising method for the elimination of iohexol from wastewater. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.