Degradation Mechanism of Aqueous Sulfamerazine by AOPs of O3 and UV/TiO2
Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) is a promising treatment technology for eliminating trace micropollutants, in the treatment of wastewaters containing sulfamerazine (one of pharmaceuticals) using O3 and UV/TiO2 process, respectively. The degradation was studied by monitoring the intermediates employing high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation coupled with an atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry (API-MS) system operated under selected ion monitoring (SIM). The results indicate that the original sulfamerazine almost was degraded within 90 min under the concentration of ozone 3 mg/L at different pH runs. The ozonation of sulfamerazine demonstrated the best degradation efficiency for runs at pH 8 than for runs at pH 6 and pH 11, respectively, under the concentration of ozone 1 or 3 mg/L. The original sulfamerazine was completely degraded within irradiation time of 5 hr at pH 6 runs in the concentration of O2-sparged 30 mg/L during the photocatalytic process. The rate constants are 0.086, 0.08, 0.04, and 0.027 hr-1 at the concentration of sulfamerazine 14.22, 21.33, 35.55, and 42.66 μM, respectively. Two intermediates were observed during the photocatalytic degradation of sulfamerazine.
Yanxuan Wen and Fuhou Lei
L. C. Chuang et al., "Degradation Mechanism of Aqueous Sulfamerazine by AOPs of O3 and UV/TiO2", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 396-398, pp. 772-775, 2012