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Title:Comparative analysis of UV-C/H2O2 and UV-A/TiO2 processes for the degradation of diclofenac in water
Authors:Juretic Perisic, Daria (Author)
Kovacic, Marin (Author)
Kušić, Hrvoje (Author)
Lavrenčič Štangar, Urška (Author)
Marin, Vedrana (Author)
Lončarić Božić, Ana (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The study investigates the treatment of diclofenac (DCF), a pharmaceutical included in the first watch list of the European Water Framework Directive as a new potential priority substance in water. Since the conventional wastewater treatment technologies do not efficiently remove DCF, advanced treatment technologies capable of its complete removal or destruction of its biological activity, need to be evaluated and eventually employed. For that purpose, typical representatives of photooxidative and photocatalytic advanced oxidation processes were applied. The effectiveness of UV-C/H2O2 and UV-A/TiO2 were compared regarding DCF conversion and mineralization kinetics, water quality parameters for assessing biodegradability and toxicity. In spite of similar biodegradability profiles, the obtained results indicate different DCF degradation pathways, which are reflected in different profiles of toxicity towards Vibrio fischeri. The observed DCF conversion and mineralization kinetics revealed the benefits of UV-C/H2O2 process. However, lower toxicity favored the application of photocatalytic over photooxidative treatment for DCF removal.
Keywords:Diclofenac, Photooxidation, Photocatalysis, Biodegradability, Toxicity
Year of publishing:2016
Number of pages:451-462
Numbering:118
COBISS_ID:4443131 Link is opened in a new window
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:I0BC7GDB
DOI:10.1007/s11144-016-1027-4 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
Shortened title:Reac Kinet Mech Cat
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1878-5190
Year of publishing:2016

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