The electrochemical production of boric acid


Elbeyli I. Y. , Turan A. Z. , Kalafatoglu I. E.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.90, sa.10, ss.1855-1860, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 90 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/jctb.4496
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1855-1860

Özet

BACKGROUNDBoric acid (H3BO3) was electrochemically produced from borax pentahydrate (Na2B4O7.5H(2)O) using membrane electrolysis, and a flow diagram of the production process was developed. The effect of different catholyte concentrations (10, 20 and 30% aqueous NaOH) and current densities (1.2, 1.8 and 2.9 kA m(-2)) on current efficiency was studied. The electrical power consumption per ton of boric acid produced was calculated and the qualities of boric acid products were determined.