Sulfate Radical Technologies as Tertiary Treatment for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater
AbstractWater scarcity and water pollution is a worldwide problem and has driven research into eco-friendly and low-energy cost efficient remediation. The reuse of wastewater for non-potable purpose after proper treatment is the only sustainable solution to the problem. Advanced oxidation processes (AOP) based on the in-situ generation of hydroxyl radicals have been intensively investigated for this purpose as a treatment step to achieve wastewater reuse. The main degradation mechanism of AOPs is based on the reaction of hydroxyl radicals with dissolved organic matter. However, hydroxyl radicals follow unselective multi-step pathways, limiting their efficiency in complex environmental matrices. To overcome such limitations, AOP treatment, based on generation of sulfate radicals, has been developed and widely investigated. This current mini-review will cover the most recent developments regarding emerging contaminant removal, i.e., organic micropollutants, using sulfate radicals generated by active persulfate or peroxymonosulfate, with a focus on an application to wastewater effluents for possible wastewater reuse. View Full-Text
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Brienza, M.; Katsoyiannis, I.A. Sulfate Radical Technologies as Tertiary Treatment for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1604.
Brienza M, Katsoyiannis IA. Sulfate Radical Technologies as Tertiary Treatment for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater. Sustainability. 2017; 9(9):1604.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brienza, Monica; Katsoyiannis, Ioannis A. 2017. "Sulfate Radical Technologies as Tertiary Treatment for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater." Sustainability 9, no. 9: 1604.
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