Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/102934
Author(s): Vera Homem
Arminda Alves
Lúcia Santos
Title: Alternative approaches for amoxicillin removal from water - Fenton's oxidation versus sorption by almond shell ashes
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This study was developed to compare from technical and economic point of view the treatment of amoxicillin (AMOX) aqueous solution by Fenton's oxidation and adsorption with almond shell ashes. In order to degrade ppb levels of amoxicillin, the optimal conditions were obtained for both processes and each was able to totally degrade/remove the antibiotic (Fenton process: [AMOX](0) = 450 mu g L-1, pH = 3.5, T = 40 degrees C, H2O2/AMOX molar ratio = 56, H2O2/Fe2+ molar ratio = 41; Adsorption process: [AMOX](0) = 450 mu g L-1, pH = 6.5, T = 20 degrees C, 50 mg adsorbent.). Fenton's oxidation exhibited higher removal rates than sorption (total removal achieved after 90 min by Fenton and 300 min by adsorption). In addition, costs associated with Fenton's reagent consumption are about 10 times lower than sorption. Therefore, Fenton process seems to be the most cost-effective treatment.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/102934
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Incentivo/Incentivo/EQB/UI0511/2014/Incentivo/EQB/UI0511/2014/UI0511
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Autoriadade de Gestão do Programa Operacional Regional do Norte/Programas Integrados de IC&DT/NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000025/(Bio) Chemical Engineering: Multi-Scale Approaches for Sustainable Environment and Health/LEPAE/CEFT - RL2
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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