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A critical review on application of photocatalysis for toxicity reduction of real wastewaters

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Authors: Rueda-Marquez Juan José, Levchuk Irina, Fernández Ibañez Pilar, Sillanpää Mika
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Journal of Cleaner Production
Journal acronym: JCP
ISSN: 0959-6526
eISSN: 1879-1786
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
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Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) such as photocatalysis are widely
studied for degradation of organic pollutants of contaminants of emerging
concern (CECs). However, degradation of organic pollutants leads to formation
of by-products, which may be more toxic than parental contaminants. The toxicity
of wastewater treated by photocatalysis is topical issue. In this review paper
recent studies concerned with photocatalytic detoxification of real industrial
and municipal wastewater were assembled and critically discussed. Such issues
as challenges for application of photocatalytic wastewater detoxification,
feasibility of various toxicity tests, reuse of photocatalysts, cost
estimation, etc. were considered. Based on reviewed literature it can be
suggested that photocatalysis might not always be a promising treatment method
for degradation of organic pollutants in real wastewaters and/or wastewater
detoxification from the application point of view.

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