Activity Electrochemical reactors with diamond electrodes for aqueous electrolytes

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
PD Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rosiwal

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Start date: 01/01/2000

Research Fields

Ultra Hard Coatings
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Boron doped diamond (BDD) electrodes have a very broad application potential. This is due to the high over potential at the cathode (hydrogen formation at -1,2 V) and anodic (oxygen formation at 2.5 V) water electrolysis. This makes BDD electrodes suitable for applications, like: Efficient disinfection by killing bacteria, water treatment via direct chemical oxidation of all carbon types and cathodic reduction of CO2 in hydrocarbons.

We offer different electrochemical reactors with diamond electrodes for research partners and industries.

Electrochemical reactors with diamond electrodes:

  • Batch systems with CVD-diamond for expanded metals or plate-like electrodes for water treatment up to 1m3 water volume.

  • Experimental flow reactors.

  • Mini water disinfection systems on USB-basis.


Jum'h, I., Abdelhay, A., Telfah, A., Al-Akhras, M.-A., Al-Kazwini, A., & Rosiwal, S. (2018). Veratric acid removal from water by electrochemical oxidation on BDD anode. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Volume 305. Irbid, JO: Institute of Physics Publishing.
Ghanem, H., Rosiwal, S., Göltz, M., & Espin, D. (2016). Application of Electrochemical Treatment Technology of Produced Water of a Heavy Oil Field, via Boron Doped Diamond BDD Electrode. In Proceedings of SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference. Lima, PE.
Jum'h, I., Abdelhay, A., Al-Ta'ani, H., Telfah, A., Alnaief, M., & Rosiwal, S. (2016). Fabrication and application of boron doped diamond BDD electrode in olive mill wastewater treatment in Jordan. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 7(3).

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