Use of humic-like substances obtained from solid urban wastes in solar photochemical processes for water treatment

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CONGRESO Use of humic-like substances obtained from solid urban wastes in solar photochemical processes for water treatment

Abstract

Humic-like substances isolated from organic wastes (soluble biologiacal substances, SBO) have been employed as chemical auxiliaries for the treatment of effluents containing emerging pollutants (pesticides and pharmaceuticals). In particular, they have been used as complexing agents for iron to allow implementation of solar photo-Fenton processes at mild conditions. Experimental design methodology has been employed to determine the effect of operational variables (pH, reagents concentration); the efficiency of different SBO have also been compared. Finally, experiments were scale up to pilot plant and the reaction driven at mild pH conditions under real solar irradiation