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Non-traditional atrazine degradation induced by zero-valent-copper: process optimization by the Doehlert experimental design, intermediates detection and toxicity assessment

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Autor(es):
Hollanda, Luana R. [1] ; Graca, Catia A. L. [2] ; Andrade, Lidiane M. [2] ; Mendes, Maria A. [2] ; Chiavone-Filho, Osvaldo [1] ; Teixeira, Antonio C. S. C. [2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Dept Chem Engn, Natal, RN - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; v. 94, n. 4, p. 1156-1164, APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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BACKGROUND Over recent years, several studies exploring new technologies capable of degrading persistent organochlorine compounds have been published. Special attention has been dedicated to atrazine (ATZ), due to its ecotoxicological relevance together with its frequent detection in the environment. Degradation of organochlorines via zero-valent metals has gained great importance given its practicality and versatility, zero-valent-iron (ZVI) being the most applied metal for this purpose. Alternatively, zero-valent-copper (ZVCu) was proved to exhibit higher reactivity against chlorinated aromatics, therefore deserving further investigation. RESULTS The optimum degradation conditions for ATZ removal with ZVCu were explored through a Doehlert experimental design. The same conditions were tested for the traditional ZVI, which confirmed that ZVCu was more reactive. The analysis of the degradation products suggests that both reductive and oxidative pathways coexist in the studied process. CONCLUSIONS ZVCu was effective in ATZ degradation, both by reductive and oxidation pathways, within a wide range of pH values, although faster in acidic media. The resulting solution from the experiment that promoted the fastest degradation is less toxic than ATZ against microalgae Chlorella vulgaris, which is a positive output regarding the application of this process as a pre-treatment step of ATZ-contaminated water matrices. (c) 2018 Society of Chemical Industry (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/50218-2 - CEPEMA - Centro Cooperativo em Engenharia Ambiental
Beneficiário:Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático