An Electrocatalytic Membrane Reactor with Self-Cleaning Function for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Authors

  • Yang Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Jianxin Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    • State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Hong Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Xuekai Song,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116012 (China)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Tonghua Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116012 (China)
    • School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116012 (China)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Benqiao He,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Xiaoping Liang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Processes, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 63 Chenglin Road, Tianjin 300160 (China), Fax: (+86) 22-2452-8055
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Huu Hao Ngo

    1. Center for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW 2007 (Australia)
    Search for more papers by this author

  • This work was supported by NSFC (No. 21076156). We also thank Prof. Shijun Liao of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology for his initial help.

Abstract

original image

Controlling membrane fouling: An electrocatalytic reactor with a TiO2/C membrane that functions both as filter and anode was designed for industrial wastewater treatment. During wastewater treatment, the TiO2/C membrane generates microflows that alleviate concentration polarization and reactive intermediates that decompose organic foulants on the membrane surface or in pores into CO2 and H2O or small biodegradable products (see picture).

Ancillary