Removal of paracetamol by photo-induced advanced oxidation without additives
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Photo-induced advanced oxidation under 172 nm of paracetamol (PCT) and its by-products (BPs) was investigated. The evolution of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) as well as of PCT and relative BPs degradation, was followed. The treatment was compared with Fenton and photo-Fenton processes. It was possible to conclude that complete mineralization is feasible with photo-induced advanced oxidation. TOC conversion reached higher values under 172 nm while showed to reach an asymptotic value when Fenton and photo-Fenton Process were performed, even for high oxidant:contaminat ratios. All the investigated Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), allowed attaining the elimination of the selected pollutant, but Fenton and photo-Fenton processes showed a faster decrease of both PCT and BPs, with a maximum total removal time for PCT of 15 min.
CitationAudino, F., Toro, J.M., Graells, M., Egner, S., Hirth, T., Pérez-Moya, M. Removal of paracetamol by photo-induced advanced oxidation without additives. A: European Meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications. "SPEA 2018: 10th European Meeting on Solar Chemistry & Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications: Almeria, Spain: June 4-8, 2018: proceedings book". 2018, p. 51.