Removal of Paracetamol Using Effective Advanced Oxidation Processes
AbstractFenton, photo-Fenton, and photo-induced oxidation, were investigated and compared for the treatment of 0.26 mmol L−1 of paracetamol (PCT) in a deionised water matrix, during a reaction span of 120.0 min. Low and high Fenton reagent loads were studied. Particularly, the initial concentration of Fe2+ was varied between 0.09 and 0.18 mmol L−1 while the initial concentration of H2O2 was varied between 2.78 and 11.12 mmol L−1. The quantitative performance of these treatments was evaluated by: (i) measuring PCT concentration; (ii) measuring and modelling TOC conversion, as a means characterizing sample mineralization; and (iii) measuring cytotoxicity to assess the safe application of each treatment. In all cases, organic matter mineralization was always partial, but PCT concentration fell below the detection limit within 2.5 and 20.0 min. The adopted semi-empirical model revealed that photo induced oxidation is the only treatment attaining total organic matter mineralization (
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Audino, F.; Toro Santamaria, J.M.; del Valle Mendoza, L.J.; Graells, M.; Pérez-Moya, M. Removal of Paracetamol Using Effective Advanced Oxidation Processes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 505.
Audino F, Toro Santamaria JM, del Valle Mendoza LJ, Graells M, Pérez-Moya M. Removal of Paracetamol Using Effective Advanced Oxidation Processes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(3):505.Chicago/Turabian Style
Audino, Francesca; Toro Santamaria, Jorge M.; del Valle Mendoza, Luis J.; Graells, Moisès; Pérez-Moya, Montserrat. 2019. "Removal of Paracetamol Using Effective Advanced Oxidation Processes." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 3: 505.
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