Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
Print version ISSN 0103-5053
ALFARO, Marco Antonio Quiroz; FERRO, Sergio; MARTINEZ-HUITLE, Carlos Alberto and VONG, Yunny Meas. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.2, pp. 227-236. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532006000200003.
Electrochemical studies of diamond were started more than fifteen years ago with the first paper on diamond electrochemistry published by Pleskov. After that, work started in Japan, United States of America, France, Switzerland and other countries. Over the last few years, the number of publications has increased considerably. Diamond films have been the subject of applications and fundamental research in electrochemistry, opening up a new branch known as the electrochemistry of diamond electrodes. Here, we first present a brief history and the process of diamond film synthesis. The principal objective of this work is to summarize the most important results in the electrochemical oxidation using diamond electrodes.
Keywords : electrochemical oxidation; diamond electrode; pollutants; efficiency; wastewater treatment.