Coragen belongs to a new anthranilicdiamide insecticide group targets the ryanodine receptors in muscle cells. Activation of these receptors causes unregulated release of internal Ca2+ stores leading to depletion of calcium, muscle paralysis, and ultimate death. The symptoms of intoxication in treating insects include feeding cessation, lethargy, paralysis, and regurgitation. Crustaceans and insects larvae are the aquatic organisms most sensitive to chlorantraniliprole(1-2). Various innovative technologies have been proposed for the removal of pesticides namely photocatalytic oxidation, ultrasonic radiation, bioremediation and thermal desorption. They are neither cost effective, nor ecofriendly, nor involving low concentrations. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of electrochemical methods for the treatment of recalcitrant toxic wastes. Electrochemical methods have been successfully utilized in the purification of olive oil wastewaters, domestic sewage, landfill leachate, tannery wastes, and textile wastes(3-4). These methods are environmentally friendly and they do not form new toxic wastes. Hence, this work investigates the degradation of coragen contaminated synthetic water using aluminum electrodes in the electro coagulation process.
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