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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Degradation Of Flumequine By Photocatalysis And Evaluation Of Antimicrobial Activity
Author: Rodrigues-Silva C.
Maniero M.G.
Rath S.
Guimaraes J.R.
Abstract: This study evaluated the efficiencies of advanced oxidation processes (UV/TiO2 and UV/TiO2/H2O2) for the flumequine degradation, an antimicrobial and emergent pollutant. The photocatalytic process was capable of degrading approximately 55% of the drug after 15 min of reaction using 0.31 mmol L-1 TiO2 in suspension; the addition of H2O2 (0.5 mmol L-1) increased flumequine degradation to 81.6%. For UV/TiO2, increasing catalyst concentration (0.08-0.62 mmol L-1) corresponded to an increase in the degradation efficiency. Using mass spectrometry, it was possible to identify five putative byproducts formed during the advanced oxidation processes. Due to the risks of bacterial resistance, the antimicrobial activity of the treated solutions was evaluated and compared to an untreated solution. Residual antimicrobial activity was detected after 15 min of reaction in all of the evaluated conditions. The antimicrobial activity was considerably reduced by the photocatalytic processes (UV/TiO2 and UV/TiO2/H2O2) throughout the reaction. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Chemical Engineering Journal. , v. 224, n. 1, p. 46 - 52, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.11.002
Date Issue: 2013
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