Carbon electrodes for desalination purpose have been successfully synthesized using activated carbon powder (BET surface area=700-1400 m2/g), carbon black and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) binder by cross-linking method with glutaric acid (GA) at 120 °C. The electrochemical properties of the carbon electrodes were analyzed using electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) whilst the physical properties were observed with scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX). In order to assess the desalting performance, salt removal experiments were performed by constructing a capacitive deionization unit cell with five pairs of carbon electrodes. For each pair consisted of two parallel carbon electrodes separated by a spacer. Desalination and regeneration processes were also observed in the salt-removal experiments. The salt-removal experiments were carried out in single-pass mode using a solution with 0.1 M NaCl at a flow rate of 10mL/min. A voltage of 3V was applied to the cell for 60 minutes for both processes in desalination and regeneration. The result showed that the percentage value of the salt-removal was achieved at 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics, ICTAP 2014
EditorsNi Nyoman Rupiasih, Wayan Gede Suharta, Hery Suyanto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413665
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2016
Event4th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics, ICTAP 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 16 Oct 201417 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics, ICTAP 2014


  • Desalting
  • desalination
  • regeneration
  • salt-removal


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