High efficient degradation of Cefixime using UV/TiO2 photocatalytic process: A comparison between photocatalytic and photolytic

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Shima Sahraeian 1 , Vali Alipour 1 , Omid Rahmanian 1 , *

1 Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Sahraeian S , Alipour V , Rahmanian O. High efficient degradation of Cefixime using UV/TiO2 photocatalytic process: A comparison between photocatalytic and photolytic, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(3):e87319. doi: 10.29252/hmj.21.3.159.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (3); e87319
Published Online: August 09, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 21, 2017
Accepted: August 09, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: The existence of pharmaceuticals in aquatic ecosystem, their persistence
and possible effects on living organisms and inefficient systems in removal of these
compounds from water and wastewater are a growing concern. In this research, the
UV/TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of Cefixime was investigated so as to identify if this
method was efficient for removal of Cefixime or not.
Methods: The experimental parameters like as primary concentration of Cefixime,
catalyst dosage, solution pH and time were assessed and optimized. The photocatalytic
analysis was based on residual Cefixime identification by HPLC. The chromatographic
conditions were comprised of a reversed‐phase C18 column with mobile phase consisting
of 45:55 v/v mixture of Acetonitrile: water.
Results: The optimum removal efficiency for Cefixime was obtained after 60 min
(90.98%) when 1 mg/L TiO2 was used at pH=3. The increase of catalyst concentration
from 1 to 70 mg/L led to a decrease in degradation efficiency.
Conclusion: According to results, UV/TiO2 process could be a promising
technique for the removal of Cefixime with good efficiency in a relatively short
reaction time

Keywords

Cefixime Removal HPLC Photocatalytic

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