This paper studies the use of bipolar-particles-electrodes in the decolorization of dyeing effluents. Treatment of highly colored solutions of various soluble dyes (such as direct, reactive, cationic or acid dyes) and also samples of dyeing effluents gave rise to an almost colorless transparent liquid, with removal of CODcr and BOD5 being as high as over 80%. The method is characterized by its high efficiency, low energy consumption and long performance life. A discussion of the underlying principle is given.
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