The use of nZVI is well known method for remediation of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons. The present paper investigates the ability of traditional nZVI and S-nZVI modified with sulphide ion (HS-) to reduce CHC in real wastewater sample. In the effort to enhance longevity and efficiency of the treatment, experiments were performed under applied voltage (patent 304152, owner MEGA a.s., TUL). Results showed elevated reactivity of nZVI in reactors with passing voltage. The decomposition of the CHC in DC supported reactors occurred several times faster than in reactors without added voltage. However, the analysis of products suggests different pathway of decomposition when S-nZVI is used. The main product of reductive dechlorination was acetylene as opposite to regular nZVI which produced predominantly ethene and ethane. The nZVI provided with DC showed the most rapid decline of all contaminants in the time frame of 5 days.Keywords: zerovalent-iron nanoparticles, chlorinated hydrocarbons, surface modification, direct current
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