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Review on the Visible Light Photocatalysis for the Decomposition of Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Tetracyclines, and Sulfonamides Antibiotics in Wastewater

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Biomedical Research Center, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar
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Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, DaNang 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Duy Tan University, Danang 550000, Vietnam
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Materials Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar
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Academic Editors: Fernando J. Beltrán Novillo and Juan F. Garcia-Araya
Catalysts 2021, 11(4), 437; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040437
Received: 5 December 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2021 / Accepted: 27 January 2021 / Published: 29 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photocatalytic Oxidation/Ozonation Processes)
Antibiotics are chemical compounds that are used to kill or prevent bacterial growth. They are used in different fields, such as the medical field, agriculture, and veterinary. Antibiotics end up in wastewater, which causes the threat of developing antibacterial resistance; therefore, antibiotics must be eliminated from wastewater. Different conventional elimination methods are limited due to their high cost and effort, or incomplete elimination. Semiconductor-assisted photocatalysis arises as an effective elimination method for different organic wastes including antibiotics. A variety of semiconducting materials were tested to eliminate antibiotics from wastewater; nevertheless, research is still ongoing due to some limitations. This review summarizes the recent studies regarding semiconducting material modifications for antibiotic degradation using visible light irradiation. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotics; photocatalysis; doping; heterojunction; surface plasmon resonance; wastewater antibiotics; photocatalysis; doping; heterojunction; surface plasmon resonance; wastewater
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Shurbaji, S.; Huong, P.T.; Altahtamouni, T.M. Review on the Visible Light Photocatalysis for the Decomposition of Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Tetracyclines, and Sulfonamides Antibiotics in Wastewater. Catalysts 2021, 11, 437. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040437

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Shurbaji S, Huong PT, Altahtamouni TM. Review on the Visible Light Photocatalysis for the Decomposition of Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Tetracyclines, and Sulfonamides Antibiotics in Wastewater. Catalysts. 2021; 11(4):437. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040437

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Shurbaji, Samar; Huong, Pham T.; Altahtamouni, Talal M. 2021. "Review on the Visible Light Photocatalysis for the Decomposition of Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Tetracyclines, and Sulfonamides Antibiotics in Wastewater" Catalysts 11, no. 4: 437. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040437

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