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Author(s): Vera Homem
Arminda Alves
Lúcia Santos
Title: Microwave-assisted Fenton's oxidation of amoxicillin
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) have been increasingly applied to emergent pollutants degradation. Although, homogeneous reaction by classical Fenton enables amoxicillin degradation, high iron catalyst concentrations are needed, raising environmental concerns. This work proposed an innovative and cheap solution to degrade amoxicillin by combining microwave with Fenton's reaction. The main operational parameters were optimized step-by-step (hydrogen peroxide and ferrous ion concentration and microwave power). Amoxicillin oxidation was significantly improved over classical Fenton's reaction. In fact, in less than 5 min (P = 162 W, [H2O2](0) = 2.35 mg L-1, [Fe2+](0) = 95 mu g L-1) amoxicillin was no longer detected in the reaction system. A semi-empirical kinetic model was proposed to predict the two-stage decay curves at any conditions within the studied parameters and the adequacy of the model was statistically evaluated.
Subject: Engenharia química
Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/PEst-C/EQB/UI0511/2013/PROJECTO ESTRATÉGICO - UI 511 - 2013-2014/UI0511
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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