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Photochemical contribution of reactive species on the degradation of organic pollutants using solar simulator and gamma radiation

Grant number: 13/05041-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal Investigator:Antonio Carlos Silva Costa Teixeira
Grantee:Ana Paula dos Santos Batista
Supervisor abroad: William J. Cooper
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/14889-7 - STUDY OF THE DEGRADATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AT TRACE CONCENTRATION BY PHOTO-OXIDATIVE PROCESSES, BP.PD

Abstract

The water contamination by residual pharmaceuticals is frequently reported in the literature. The effects of such residues in humans are not well elucidated, however, breast, testicular and prostate and reduced male fertility are diseases which are related to these contaminants. Thus, it is necessary to study processes that promote degradation of these emerging contaminants. In this research project will be evaluate the efficiency of pollutants degradation present in aqueous solution using direct and indirect photolysis (solar simulator) and water ionization process by gamma irradiation (in practice the use of electron beams as the source of radiation). Studies of advanced technology for treating water contaminated by both antibiotic sulfamethazine (SMT) and sulfamerazine (SMR) during electrophilic addition reaction with hydroxyl radicals will be conducted, identifying its main by-products by LC/MS. Special attention will be given to evaluating the persistence of antibiotics in various environmental conditions for understanding the environmental fate of organic pollutants in water. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BATISTA, ANA PAULA S.; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.; COOPER, WILLIAM J.; COTTRELL, BARBARA A. Correlating the chemical and spectroscopic characteristics of natural organic matter with the photodegradation of sulfamerazine. WATER RESEARCH, v. 93, p. 20-29, APR 15 2016. Web of Science Citations: 21.

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