|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|6466252||1422960||2017||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
- A new nanostructured TiO2 film deposited on a stainless steel mesh was prepared.
- The new supported photocatalyst was successfully reused several times.
- Identified by-products revealed minor differences between photocatalytic processes.
- Toxicity tests showed that few of them are useful for investigating CECs degradation.
A new supported catalyst composed of a nanostructured TiO2 film deposited on a stainless steel mesh (nanoTiO2-SS) using the Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) technique was evaluated for the photocatalytic degradation of a mixture of contaminants of emerging concern. Results showed that under the oxidative conditions tested, the nanoTiO2-SS catalyst demonstrated an efficiency in degrading the target contaminants higher than that observed under direct photolysis and photocatalysis using the conventional TiO2 Degussa P25 catalyst at the same amount of TiO2 participating to the photocatalysis. Specifically, the rate of removal of warfarin and trimethoprim obtained with the new catalyst was found twice the one observed by using TiO2 Degussa P25 and approximately 1.6 times faster for metoprolol, carbamazepine and gemfibrozil. An evaluation of the electrical energy per order magnitude of removal (EE/O) confirmed the enhanced performance of the new catalyst (24.3-31.8Â kWhÂ mâ3 rather than 32.8-39.3Â kWhÂ mâ3 for conventional TiO2) and that the performance is compound-dependent. Toxicity testing revealed that some assays are suitable for the investigation of bioactivity of treated waters containing contaminants of emerging concern at Î¼gÂ Lâ1 level. Specifically, the AMES Fluctuation Test, Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test and Green alga Selenastrum capricornutum test provided valuable results for an environmental impact assessment. On the other hand, the Daphnia magna and Vibrio fischeri acute toxicity tests were not sensitive enough to detect bioactivity in the samples analysed without prior pre-concentration.
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal - Volume 318, 15 June 2017, Pages 103-111