The mechanism and kinetics of ultrasound-enhanced electrochemical oxidation of phenol on boron-doped diamond and Pt electrodes.Chemosphere. 2008 Nov; 73(9):1407-13.C
The research on ultrasound (US) enhanced electrochemical oxidation of Phenol (Ph) on boron-doped diamond (BDD) and Pt electrodes is studied. The enhancement by US on BDD is much greater than for Pt. With the assistance of US, the degradation rate and current efficiency on BDD are increased by 301% and 100%, respectively, while those on Pt are 51% and 49%. The difference of the enhancement on these two electrodes is caused by the fact that mass transport, adsorption amount and electrode reaction affected by US on BDD are different from those of Pt. The kinetics investigation on intermediates formed during electrochemical degradation show that the variety of intermediates produced on BDD is less than for Pt. In the presence of US, on both electrodes, no change occurred to the amounts of the intermediate species. However, time for intermediates to reach the highest concentration is cut down. This effect for degradation of Ph on BDD is more obvious than for Pt. The present research indicates that BDD is suitable for degradation of Ph by US assisted electrochemical oxidation.