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Metodos no convencionales para el tratamiento de aguas contaminadas con productos farmaceuticos

Quesada-Peñate, Isariebel. Metodos no convencionales para el tratamiento de aguas contaminadas con productos farmaceuticos. PhD, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, 2009

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The treatment of model aqueous solutions of paracetamol and levodopa, similar to those of pharmaceutical effluents, was studied. Adsorption and non conventional techniques, such as ultrasound, catalytic wet air oxidation and the sequential adsorption-oxidation AD-OX process, were evaluated. The activated carbons were used as adsorbents and catalysts. The adsorption isotherms of both products were experimentally determined on three activated carbons and then, the corresponding mathematical models were fitted. For oxidation under US, the optimal values of the ultrasonic power and frequency were determined. Finally, the kinetic study of CWAO of paracetamol and levodopa in a batch reactor and the sequential adsorption-oxidation of paracetamol in a fixed bed column showed that the morphological properties and the surface groups of activated carbons play an important role for the recycling of the carbons as catalysts.

Item Type:PhD Thesis
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
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Wilhem, Anne-Marie and Jauregui-Haza, Ulises
Deposited On:21 Nov 2012 13:52

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