This study assessed the effects and removal options of the macrolide spiramycin, currently used for both in human and veterinary medicine- with a special focus on advanced oxidation processes based on heterogeneous TiO2- assisted photocatalysis. Spiramycin real concentrations were investigated on a seasonal basis in a municipal wastewater treatment plant (up to 35 μgL−1),while its removal kineticswere studied considering both aqueous solutions and realwastewater samples, including by-products toxicity assessment. High variability of spiramycin removal by activated sludge treatments (from 9% (wintertime) to N99.9% (summertime)) was observed on a seasonal basis. Preliminary results showed that a total spiramycin removal (N99.9%) is achieved with 0.1 g L−1 of TiO2 in aqueous solution after 80min. Integrated toxicity showed residual slight acute effects in the photocatalytic treated solutions, independently fromthe amount of TiO2 used, and could be linked to the presence of intermediate compounds. Photolysis of wastewater samples collected after activated sludge treatment during summer season (SPY 5 μg L−1) allowed a full SPY removal after 80min.When photocatalysis with 0.1 g L−1 of TiO2 was carried out in wastewater samples collected in winter season (SPY 30 μg L−1) after AS treatment, SPY removal was up to 91% after 80 min

Municipal wastewater spiramycin removal by conventional treatments and heterogeneous photocatalysis / Lofrano, G.; Libralato, G.; Casaburi, A.; Siciliano, A.; Iannece, P.; Guida, M.; Pucci, L.; Dentice, E. F.; Carotenuto, M.. - In: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0048-9697. - 624:(2018), pp. 461-469. [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.145]

Municipal wastewater spiramycin removal by conventional treatments and heterogeneous photocatalysis

Lofrano, G.;Libralato, G.
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Siciliano, A.;Guida, M.;
2018

Abstract

This study assessed the effects and removal options of the macrolide spiramycin, currently used for both in human and veterinary medicine- with a special focus on advanced oxidation processes based on heterogeneous TiO2- assisted photocatalysis. Spiramycin real concentrations were investigated on a seasonal basis in a municipal wastewater treatment plant (up to 35 μgL−1),while its removal kineticswere studied considering both aqueous solutions and realwastewater samples, including by-products toxicity assessment. High variability of spiramycin removal by activated sludge treatments (from 9% (wintertime) to N99.9% (summertime)) was observed on a seasonal basis. Preliminary results showed that a total spiramycin removal (N99.9%) is achieved with 0.1 g L−1 of TiO2 in aqueous solution after 80min. Integrated toxicity showed residual slight acute effects in the photocatalytic treated solutions, independently fromthe amount of TiO2 used, and could be linked to the presence of intermediate compounds. Photolysis of wastewater samples collected after activated sludge treatment during summer season (SPY 5 μg L−1) allowed a full SPY removal after 80min.When photocatalysis with 0.1 g L−1 of TiO2 was carried out in wastewater samples collected in winter season (SPY 30 μg L−1) after AS treatment, SPY removal was up to 91% after 80 min
2018
Municipal wastewater spiramycin removal by conventional treatments and heterogeneous photocatalysis / Lofrano, G.; Libralato, G.; Casaburi, A.; Siciliano, A.; Iannece, P.; Guida, M.; Pucci, L.; Dentice, E. F.; Carotenuto, M.. - In: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0048-9697. - 624:(2018), pp. 461-469. [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.145]
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