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The effect of pH on UV-based advanced oxidation technologies – 1,4-Dioxane degradation

Vescovi, Tania, Coleman, Heather M. and Amal, Rose (2010) The effect of pH on UV-based advanced oxidation technologies – 1,4-Dioxane degradation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 182 (1-3). pp. 75-79. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.06.001

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.06.001


1,4-Dioxane, is a synthetic organic compound used widely throughout industry as a solvent. 1,4-Dioxanecauses liver damage and kidney failure and has been shown to be carcinogenic to animals, and is a potentialcarcinogen to humans. Its recalcitrant nature means that conventional water treatment methods areineffective in removing it from water. A class of technologies called advanced oxidation technologies hasbeen shown to completely mineralise 1,4-dioxane. In this study the effects of pH on TiO2 photocatalysisreactor systems were investigated. pH was found to significantly affect the efficiencies of these processeswith neutral pH conditions the most effective.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Advanced oxidation technologies pH effects 1,4-Dioxane TiO2 photocatalysis
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:34996
Deposited By: Dr Heather Coleman
Deposited On:19 Aug 2016 13:57
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:24

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