As an alternative to potassium dichromate, use of sodium bromate
as cathodic electron acceptor had also been reported .
One held sodium bromate
- a hazardous material used in dyes but pollution fears abated as it is soluble in water.
Analysis performed by the firm found that the use of sodium bromide in the Bromitron product led to formation of sodium bromate
in some instances, according to Robin Helveston, a representative of Albemarle Corp.
The researchers carried out their experiment in a tank continuously fed separate solutions of malonic acid, cerium sulfate, and sodium bromate