Performance of different crystal structures of PbO2 on electrochemical degradation of phenol in aqueous solution

Abaci S., TAMER U. , Pekmez K., Yildiz A.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.240, pp.112-119, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 240
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2004.06.021
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-119


Phenol degradation was carried out in acidic aqueous solution on different crystal structures of PbO2 surfaces at room temperature. Phenol, benzoquinone and maleic acid concentrations were monitored during the electrolysis process. It was determined that P surfaces have higher performance than alpha surfaces on phenol degradation. Then, the effect of crystallinities of pure beta-PbO2 surfaces was investigated and found that higher crystallinity increased the efficiency of the phenol degradation process. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.