Photo-Fenton degradation of amoxicillin via magnetic TiO-graphene oxide-FeO composite with a submerged magnetic separation membrane photocatalytic reactor (SMSMPR).

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Summary of "Photo-Fenton degradation of amoxicillin via magnetic TiO-graphene oxide-FeO composite with a submerged magnetic separation membrane photocatalytic reactor (SMSMPR)."

The photo-Fenton process is one of the most important advanced oxidation technologies in environmental remediation. However, the poor recovery of catalysts from treated water impedes the commercialization of this process. Herein, we propose a novel approach for the preparation of TiO-graphene oxide (GO)-FeO with high photo-Fenton catalytic performance and capability of magnetic recovery. To realize the recovery of the catalysts, the combination of a submerged magnetic separation membrane photocatalytic reactor (SMSMPR) and TiO-GO-FeO was applied to degrade the refractory antibiotic organic compounds in aqueous solution. The results indicate that GO can induce better cycle and catalytic performance of the catalysts. FeO can not only enhance the heterogeneous Fenton degradation of organic compounds but also provide magnetism of the photocatalyst for magnetic separation from treated water. As a result, the TiO-GO-FeO composite in the SMSMPR exhibits excellent photo-Fenton catalytic performance and stability for amoxicillin (AMX) degradation. Both backwashing treatment and magnetic separation in the SMSMPR could enhance the photo-Fenton catalytic activity, durability, and separation properties, promoting practical application of this approach for wastewater treatment. Two possible pathways for AMX photodegradation in the SMSMPR were analyzed by means of a Q-TOF LC/MS system, with most of the intermediates finally mineralized to CO, water and inorganic ions.


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Name: Journal of hazardous materials
ISSN: 1873-3336
Pages: 437-446


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