3R Waste Water

~3R Electrolysis Process~

What is 3R - The new generation in water treatment?

"Electrochemical techniques are among the most widely used current applications in environmental protection and waste treatment. And their potential is even brighter. Broadly defined, electrochemistry is the study of those chemical and physical events that result in the flow of electrons (electricity), essentially through oxidation and reduction reactions.

Although there is a tremendous interest in using electrochemistry to develop new and greener ways of manufacturing and using chemical products, a far broader need is to address the waste and pollution already produced (and continuing to be produced) by the non green process of the past and present.

Not only is electrochemistry a cheap and efficient way of dealing with some of the most common extant pollutants, it is also showing itself to be a greener alternative to several other forms of cleanup now available. The benefits of taking an electrochemical approach to waste removal are many. According to Krishnan and Ibanez [1997], they include environmental compatibility, versatility, energy efficiency, safety, selectivity and amenability to automation, and cost effectiveness.
Perhaps, among these, versatility is the most notable. Because electrochemistry can generate (whether through oxidation or reduction) neutral or charged species at will, whether inorganic or organic, and can deal with solid, liquid, or gaseous pollutants, it only takes a chemical engineer's imagination to develop new methods of use.