Hardness Removal from Drinking Water Using Electrochemical Cell


In this work, the removal of hardness was studied from tap water taken from Aljadriya municipal water network-Baghdad. A parallel plate electrochemical cell was constructed using two graphite electrodes as anode, and three aluminum electrodes as cathodes. The electrodes were connected to a power supply that provides direct electrical current to the cell. Results showed that a removal efficiency of 85% can be obtained at pH of 7.5and electrical voltage of 28.5 volt with retention time of 60 minutes. The high efficiency for hardness removal suggested that the electrochemical technique might be used as an alternative technique for hardness removal.