Electrocoagulation process for simultaneous nitrate and phosphate removal using parallel iron plates in the presence of organic pollutant: Optimization, kinetic study and energy consumption evaluation

Mouna Ghazouani*, Hanene Akrout, Salah Jellali, François Lapicque, Latifa Bousselmi

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Phosphorus and nitrogen are important mineral elements for organisms’ growth, but their presence in water at high levels can cause serious environmental problems, such as eutrophication (Tamme et al. in Nitrates and nitrites in vegetables: occurrence and health risks, bioactive foods in promoting health 2010; Darwish et al. in Agricu Water Manage 99:74–84, 2011; Ashley et al. in Chemosphere 84:737–746, 2011). This phenomenon is caused by excessive growth of algae and other plants, which can seriously affect the water quality and induce irreversible damage on plants and animals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Electrocoagulation
  • Energy consumption
  • Kinetic
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphate
  • Tetracycline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry

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