Colloid and Surface Science
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 1-5
Received: Jan. 25, 2018;
Accepted: Feb. 5, 2018;
Published: Mar. 2, 2018
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Djamel Ghernaout, Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia; Binladin Research Chair on Quality and Productivity Improvement in the Construction Industry, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia; Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Blida, Blida, Algeria
This short communication concerns the author’s proper brief story about performing research on electrocoagulation (EC) process. The main personal works performed on EC process are shortly introduced. For more than twenty years, working on EC technique still attract my interests due to the several advantages well-known of this electrochemical manner in treating water/wastewater in terms of killing microorganisms and organic matter removal. In spite of the great progress achieved in EC process application, more research remains required to reach a high level of industrial satisfaction. Humankind future quality is highly dependent on preserving nature from more polluting disasters and treating wastewater for drinking water direct use objectives.
Electrocoagulation Process: Achievements and Green Perspectives, Colloid and Surface Science.
Vol. 3, No. 1,
2018, pp. 1-5.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, A. Boucherit, Effect of pH on electrocoagulation of bentonite suspensions in batch using iron electrodes, J. Dispersion Sci. Technol. 29 (2008) 1272-1275.
D. Ghernaout, A. Badis, B. Ghernaout, A. Kellil, Application of electrocoagulation in Escherichia coli Culture and two surface waters, Desalination 219 (2008) 118-125.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, A. Saiba, A. Boucherit, A. Kellil, Removal of humic acids by continuous electromagnetic treatment followed by electrocoagulation in batch using aluminium electrodes, Desalination 239 (2009) 295-308.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, A. Kellil, Natural organic matter removal and enhanced coagulation as a link between coagulation and electrocoagulation, Desalin. Water Treat. 2 (2009) 209-228.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, A. Boucherit, M. W. Naceur, A. Khelifa, A. Kellil, Study on mechanism of electrocoagulation with iron electrodes in idealised conditions and electrocoagulation of humic acids solution in batch using aluminium electrodes, Desalin. Water Treat. 8 (2009) 91-99.
A. Saiba, S. Kourdali, B. Ghernaout, D. Ghernaout, In Desalination, from 1987 to 2009, the birth of a new seawater pretreatment process: Electrocoagulation - An overview, Desalin. Water Treat. 16 (2010) 201-217.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, From chemical disinfection to electrodisinfection: The obligatory itinerary?, Desalin. Water Treat. 16 (2010) 156-175.
D. Belhout, D. Ghernaout, S. Djezzar-Douakh, A. Kellil, Electrocoagulation of Ghrib Dam’s water (Algeria) in batch using iron electrodes, Desalin. Water Treat. 16 (2010) 1-9.
B. Ghernaout, D. Ghernaout, A. Saiba, Algae and cyanotoxins removal by coagulation/flocculation: A review, Desalin. Water Treat. 20 (2010) 133-143.
D. Ghernaout, A. Mariche, B. Ghernaout, A. Kellil, Electromagnetic treatment-bi-electrocoagulation of humic acid in continuous mode using response surface method for its optimization and application on two surface waters, Desalin. Water Treat. 22 (2010) 311-329.
D. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, A. Aouabed, On the dependence of chlorine by-products generated species formation of the electrode material and applied charge during electrochemical water treatment, Desalination 270 (2011) 9-22.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, On the controversial effect of sodium sulphate as supporting electrolyte on electrocoagulation process: A review, Desalin. Water Treat. 27 (2011) 243-254.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, Embodying the chemical water treatment in the green chemistry – A review, Desalination 271 (2011) 1-10.
D. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, Ferrate(VI): In situ generation and water treatment – A review, Desalin. Water Treat. 30 (2011) 319-332.
D. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, B. Ghernaout, A review of electrocoagulation as a promising coagulation process for improved organic and inorganic matters removal by electrophoresis and electroflotation, Desalin. Water Treat. 28 (2011) 287-320.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, Sweep flocculation as a second form of charge neutralisation – A Review, Desalin. Water Treat. 44 (2012) 15-28.
D. Ghernaout, B. Ghernaout, On the concept of the future drinking water treatment plant: Algae harvesting from the algal biomass for biodiesel production––A Review, Desalin. Water Treat. 49 (2012) 1-18.
D. Ghernaout, Advanced oxidation phenomena in electrocoagulation process: A myth or a reality?, Desalin. Water Treat. 51 (2013) 7536-7554.
D. Ghernaout, The best available technology of water/wastewater treatment and seawater desalination: Simulation of the open sky seawater distillation, Green Sustain. Chem. 3 (2013) 68-88.
D. Ghernaout, S. Irki, A. Boucherit, Removal of Cu2+ and Cd2+, and humic acid and phenol by electrocoagulation using iron electrodes, Desalin. Water Treat. 52 (2014) 3256-3270.
D. Ghernaout, The hydrophilic/hydrophobic ratio vs. dissolved organics removal by coagulation - A review, J. King Saud Univ. – Sci. 26 (2014) 169-180.
D. Ghernaout, C. Benblidia, F. Khemici, Microalgae removal from Ghrib Dam (Ain Defla, Algeria) water by electroflotation using stainless steel electrodes, Desalin. Water Treat. 54 (2015) 3328-3337.
D. Ghernaout, S. Moulay, N. Ait Messaoudene, M. Aichouni, M. W. Naceur, A. Boucherit, Coagulation and chlorination of NOM and algae in water treatment: A review, Internat. J. Environ. Monitor. Analysis 2 (2014) 23-34.
D. Ghernaout, A. I. Al-Ghonamy, M. W. Naceur, N. Ait Messaoudene, M. Aichouni, Influence of operating parameters on electrocoagulation of C. I. disperse yellow 3, J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng. 4 (2014) 271-283.
D. Ghernaout, A. I. Al-Ghonamy, A. Boucherit, B. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, N. Ait Messaoudene, M. Aichouni, A. A. Mahjoubi, N. A. Elboughdiri, Brownian motion and coagulation process, American J. Environ. Protect. 4 (2015) 1-15.
D. Ghernaout, A. I. Al-Ghonamy, M. W. Naceur, A. Boucherit, N. Ait Messaoudene, M. Aichouni, A. A. Mahjoubi, N. A. Elboughdiri, Controlling coagulation process: From Zeta potential to streaming potential, American J. Environ. Protect. 4 (2015) 16-27.
D. Ghernaout, A. I. Al-Ghonamy, N. Ait Messaoudene, M. Aichouni, M. W. Naceur, F. Z. Benchelighem, A. Boucherit, Electrocoagulation of direct brown 2 (DB) and BF cibacete blue (CB) using aluminum electrodes, Sep. Sci. Technol. 50 (2015) 1413-1420.
D. Ghernaout, Microorganisms’ electrochemical disinfection phenomena, EC Microbiol. 9 (2017) 160-169.
S. Irki, D. Ghernaout, M. W. Naceur, Decolourization of Methyl Orange (MO) by Electrocoagulation (EC) using iron electrodes under a magnetic field (MF), Desalin. Water Treat. 79 (2017) 368-377.
D. Ghernaout, Water reuse (WR): The ultimate and vital solution for water supply issues, Intern. J. Sustain. Develop. Res. 3 (2017) 36-46.
D. Ghernaout, Water treatment chlorination: An updated mechanistic insight review, Chem. Res. J. 2 (2017) 125-138.
D. Ghernaout, A. El-Wakil, Requiring reverse osmosis membranes modifications – An overview, American J. Chem. Eng. 5 (2017) 81-88.
D. Ghernaout, Reverse osmosis process membranes modeling – A historical overview, J. Civil Construct. Environ. Eng. Civil 2 (2017) 112-122.
D. Ghernaout, Environmental principles in the Holy Koran and the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, American J. Environ. Protect. 6 (2017) 75-79.