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The Role of Mediated Oxidation on the Electro-irradiated Treatment of Amoxicillin and Ampicillin Polluted Wastewater

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Silva, Fernando L. [1] ; Saez, Cristina [2] ; Lanza, V, Marcos R. ; Canizares, Pablo [2] ; Rodrigo, Manuel A. [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] V, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos, POB 780, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Castilla La Mancha, Chem Engn Dept, Edificio Enrique Costa Novella, Campus Univ S-N, Ciudad Real 13005 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CATALYSTS; v. 9, n. 1 JAN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

In this work, the electrolysis, photoelectrolysis and sonoelectrolysis with diamond electrodes of amoxicillin (AMX) and ampicillin (AMP) solutions were studied in the context of the search for technologies capable of removing antibiotics from liquid wastes. Single-irradiation processes (sonolysis and photolysis) were also evaluated for comparison. Results showed that AMX and AMP are completely degraded and mineralized by electrolysis in both chloride and sulfate media, although the efficiency is higher in the presence of chloride. The effect of the current density on mineralization efficiency is not relevant and this may be related to the role of mediated oxidation. Irradiation by ultraviolet light or ultrasound (US) waves does not produce a synergistic effect on the mineralization of AMX and AMP solutions. This indicates that the massive formation of radicals during the combined processes can favor their recombination to form stable and less reactive species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16690-6 - Study of the degradation of the antibiotics amoxicillin and ampicillin using gas diffusion electrodes modified with quinones (2-tert-butyl-9 ,10-anthraquinone and 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquinone)
Grantee:Fernando Lindo Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01937-4 - Synthesis of binary metal oxides (Nb, Zr, ta, Ru, mo and co) supported on amorphous carbon for the production of gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) for the electrosynthesis of H2O2 in situ in flow reactors
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/50945-4 - INCT 2014: National Institute for Alternative Technologies of Detection, Toxicological Evaluation and Removal of Micropollutants and Radioactivies
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/11672-8 - Green electrochemical technologies for the treatment of wastewater polluted with antibiotics
Grantee:Fernando Lindo Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/10118-0 - Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants