The aim of the present work is to study the photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical compounds using TiO2 as catalyst, and to assess the ecotoxicity variation associated with the process. The target molecules were ibuprofen (IBU), sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and mixtures IBU/SMX, as these compounds are medicines of great consumption, frequently detected in the environment. The photodegradation assays with TiO2 proved to be effective, since high mineralization rates along with the absence of ecotoxicity of the final solutions were achieved.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Inorganic Chemistry Conference – Sociedade Portuguesa de Química|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
|Event||10th Inorganic Chemistry Conference of the Portuguese Chemical Society - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Conference||10th Inorganic Chemistry Conference of the Portuguese Chemical Society|
|Period||1/01/14 → …|