Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode Process for Degradation of Perflurolkyl Substances and Organic Dyes

Description:

Technology # 19-07

 

 

A Process for the Degradation of Perflurolkyl Substances and Organic Dyes

 

This invention/technology is that of modified carbon electrodes which are used to destroy specific contaminants, including dye and fluorinated compounds that are known water contaminants.  The electrodes are configured and the electrochemistry is optimized to degrade the contaminants over time.  The purpose of this invention is to provide an improved technology for the destructive removal of organic water contaminants from a range of waste waters.

 

Application(s):

 

Research

* A scalable electrochemical oxidation method for future research at universities.

* Quick and reproducible testing setup for industrial research and development. 

Commercial

* Degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances

* Degradation and decolorization of organic dyes

* Landfill leachate treatment

* Textile dye effluent treatment 

* Municipal waste water treatment

* Hydrocarbon cracking waste

* Carbon dioxide production

* Acid production

* Pool Treatment Systems

* Ammonium nitrate reduction

 

Advantage(s):

 

The modified carbon process for the degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances and organic dyes is an additive free, chemically inert, and waste friendly alternative to existing methods of water treatment technology. The process technology enables quick and reproducible testing of existing and emerging waste water contaminants. The electrode has an operationally long lifespan of over 350 hours before electrical performance begins to decrease. 

 

 

Technology:

 

This invention/technology is that of modified carbon electrodes which are used to destroy specific contaminants, including dye and fluorinated compounds that are known water contaminants.  The electrodes are configured and the electrochemistry is optimized to degrade the contaminants over time.

 

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This invention/technology is available for licensing.

For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:

Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243

malanoue@uark.edu

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
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Environment
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
479-575-7243
malanoue@uark.edu
Inventors:
Lauren Greenlee
Mojtaba Abolhassani
Shelby Foster
Zachary Weintraut
Susana Ivandic
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