Behaviour of aqueous sulfamethizole solution and temperature effects in cold plasma oxidation treatment

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dc.contributor Aalto University en Sokolov, Alexander Louhi-Kultanen, Marjatta 2018-12-21T10:31:56Z 2018-12-21T10:31:56Z 2018-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Sokolov , A & Louhi-Kultanen , M 2018 , ' Behaviour of aqueous sulfamethizole solution and temperature effects in cold plasma oxidation treatment ' Scientific Reports , vol. 8 , no. 1 , 8734 . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27061-5 en
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dc.description.abstract The increase in volume and variety of pharmaceuticals found in natural water bodies has become an increasingly serious environmental problem. The implementation of cold plasma technology, specifically gas-phase pulsed corona discharge (PCD), for sulfamethizole abatement was studied in the present work. It was observed that sulfamethizole is easily oxidized by PCD. The flow rate and pH of the solution have no significant effect on the oxidation. Treatment at low pulse repetition frequency is preferable from the energy efficiency point of view but is more time-consuming. The maximum energy efficiency was around 120 g/kWh at half-life and around 50 g/kWh at the end of the treatment. Increasing the solution temperature from room temperature to 50 °C led to a significant reaction retardation of the process and decrease in energy efficiency. The pseudo-first order reaction rate constant (k 1) grows with increase in pulse repetition frequency and does not depend on pH. By contrast, decreasing frequency leads to a reduction of the second order reaction rate constant (k 2). At elevated temperature of 50 °C, the k 1, k 2 values decrease 2 and 2.9 times at 50 pps and 500 pps respectively. Lower temperature of 10 °C had no effect on oxidation efficiency compared with room temperature. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientific Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 8, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other General en
dc.subject.other 215 Chemical engineering en
dc.title Behaviour of aqueous sulfamethizole solution and temperature effects in cold plasma oxidation treatment en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
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dc.contributor.department Lappeenranta University of Technology
dc.contributor.department Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems
dc.contributor.department Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword General
dc.subject.keyword 215 Chemical engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812216694
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-018-27061-5
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