Characterization of intermediate products of solar photocatalytic degradation of ranitidine at pilot-scale

Radjenovic, Jelena, Sirtori, Carla, Petrovic, Mira, Barcelo, Damia and Malato, Sixto (2010) Characterization of intermediate products of solar photocatalytic degradation of ranitidine at pilot-scale. Chemosphere, 79 4: 368-376. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.02.014


Author Radjenovic, Jelena
Sirtori, Carla
Petrovic, Mira
Barcelo, Damia
Malato, Sixto
Title Characterization of intermediate products of solar photocatalytic degradation of ranitidine at pilot-scale
Journal name Chemosphere   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-6535
1879-1298
Publication date 2010-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.02.014
Volume 79
Issue 4
Start page 368
End page 376
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the present study the mechanisms of solar photodegradation of H2-receptor antagonist ranitidine (RNTD) were studied in a well-defined system of a pilot plant scale Compound Parabolic Collector (CPC) reactor. Two types of heterogeneous photocatalytic experiments were performed: catalysed by titanium-dioxide (TiO2) semiconductor and by Fenton reagent (Fe2+/H2O2), each one with distilled water and synthetic wastewater effluent matrix. Complete disappearance of the parent compounds and discreet mineralization were attained in all experiments. Furthermore, kinetic parameters, main intermediate products, release of heteroatoms and formation of carboxylic acids are discussed. The main intermediate products of photocatalytic degradation of RNTD have been structurally elucidated by tandem mass spectrometry (MS2) experiments performed at quadrupole-time of flight (QqToF) mass analyzer coupled to ultra-performance liquid chromatograph (UPLC). RNTD displayed high reactivity towards OH radicals, although a product of conduction band electrons reduction was also present in the experiment with TiO2. In the absence of standards, quantification of intermediates was not possible and only qualitative profiles of their evolution could be determined. The proposed TiO2 and photo-Fenton degradation routes of RNTD are reported for the first time.
Keyword Ranitidine
Solar TiO2 photocatalysis
Solar photo-Fenton
Intermediate products
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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