Environmental electrochemistry – importance and fields of application

Perica Paunović

Abstract


The main goal of this paper is to present environmental electrochemistry as a very important field of environmental engineering which deals with protection and remediation of the Earth’s resources. The existing Earth’s environmental status as affected by a number of anthropogenic deteriorations is presented. Environmental electrochemistry has great potential to contribute to i) pollution detection, ii) remediation of polluted air, water and soils, iii) recycling of metals (saving of material resources) and alternative sources of energy (hydrogen economy).

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environmental electrochemistry; electroremediation; pollution detection; alternative energy sources

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2011.71

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