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

Tania Vescovi, Heather M. Coleman, Rose Amal

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages75-79
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume182
Issue number1-3
Early online date8 Jun 2010
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation technologies
  • pH effects
  • 1
  • 4-Dioxane
  • TiO2 photocatalysis

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