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Optimization and Modeling of Tetracycline Antibiotic Removal Using TiO2/N/S Nanocatalyst in the Presence of Visible Light in Aqueous Solutions
SA Sadat1 , L Salimi2, H Ghafourian3, L Yadegarian Hadji Abadi4, SM Taghi Sadatipour5
1- Department of Environmental Engineering, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran,
2- Department of Environmental Engineering, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, , l_salimi@iau-tnb.ac.ir
3- Department of Marine chemistry, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Marine Environment Protection and Pollution, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran,
5- Department of Marine Geo Environmental, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Background & aim: Today, the production of effluents containing medicinal compounds, including tetracyclines, is one of the major threats to the environment and endanger human health. Accordingly, the need for an efficient system to remove these compounds from aquatic environments is felt. Therefore, the aim of this study was to optimize and model the removal of tetracycline antibiotics using TiO2 / N / S nanocatalyst in the presence of visible light in aqueous solutions.
Methods: In this experimental study conducted in 2019, nanocatalyst was synthesized by sol-gel method and then its characteristics were analyzed using SEM, XRD, EDS and BET analyzes. Secondly, by changing the reaction conditions such as changing the synthesized photocatalyst dose (0.1-2) g/l, antibiotic concentration (1-50) mg/l, reaction time (2-90) minutes and solution pH (2-10) and by visible light irradiation to remove tetracycline from synthetic effluent and the effect of these variables on process performance by response surface method and CCD method and determination of optimal conditions, investigation of reaction kinetics, tetracycline mineralization and photocatalyst performance in real wastewater treatment Was evaluated. Tetracycline was determined by reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The collected data were analyzed using analysis of variance.
Results: The software has proposed a complete quadratic model as the best model, based on ANOVA analysis of variance. The maximum removal efficiency of tetracycline with this process in optimal conditions with a pH of 6 and a time of 56 minutes and a concentration of tetracycline of 13 mg/l was the catalyst value of 1.2 g/l was 77%. The mineralization efficiency of tetracycline antibiotics under optimal conditions was 47% and the kinetic study presented that the data followed the quasi-first-order model well and eliminate the tetracycline process in the wastewater of Imam Sajjad Hospital of Yasuj by 72%.
Conclusion: The results indicated that the efficiency of TiO2/N/S photocatalytic process exposed to visible light radiation in the removal of tetracycline due to lack of by-products as well as mineral end products (carbon dioxide and water) as a desirable process.
Keywords: Tetracycline removal, Kinetics study, Photocatalytic process, Visible light
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General Health
Received: 2021/12/20 | Accepted: 2022/03/15 | Published: 2022/04/3

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