In-situ oxidative degradation of sulfamethoxazole by calcium peroxide/persulfate dual oxidant system in water and soil


Amina , Abbas Q., Shakoor A., Naushad M., Yousaf B.

PROCESS SAFETY PROGRESS, vol.164, pp.696-705, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 164
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.psep.2022.06.052
  • Journal Name: PROCESS SAFETY PROGRESS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Public Affairs Index, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.696-705
  • Keywords: Calcium peroxide (CaO2), Persulfate (PS), Sulfamethoxazole (SMX), Catalytic oxidation, Dual oxidant System, Free radical species, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE GENES, ACTIVATED PERSULFATE OXIDATION, SUNLIGHT IRRADIATION KINETICS, SODIUM PERCARBONATE, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, SULFONAMIDE ANTIBIOTICS, EFFICIENT DEGRADATION, HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE, REMOVAL, PEROXYMONOSULFATE

Abstract

Calcium peroxide (CaO2) and persulfate (PS) dual oxidant system is an innovative in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technique for the restoration of contaminated groundwater. Several field applications also confirm its efficacy in remediating the groundwater, however, published articles are rarely present. In this work, the performance of the CaO2/PS system was examined for the degradation of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) in the SMX polluted soil and water. Results indicated that SMX could be efficiently degraded with CaO2 and PS (2 g/L dosages for each oxidant) around neutral pH (7), and 95.8% pollutant removed after 36 h of reaction time. The removal efficiency of SMX improved as the concentrations of CaO2 and PS were increased. Moreover, SMX removal was significantly decreased with the increase of initial solution pH. This dual oxidant system at 30 degrees C was also used for the remediation of SMX (10 mg/kg) spiked soil. Soil degradation experiment was performed at 150 rpm of shaking speed using soil slurry (soil/water; 1/1 ratio) at pH 7. Dual oxidant dosage was kept at 2 g/L CaO2 and 2 g/L PS. The results showed that this dual oxidant system is also very efficient for the antibiotics SMX degradation in the soil system. Overall, an insight knowledge and practical information gained from this work will help in the treatment of SMX contaminated soil and water as well as wastewater with CaO2/PS dual oxidant system.