Photocatalytic degradation of a widely used insecticide Thiamethoxam in aqueous suspension of TiO2: adsorption, kinetics, product analysis and toxicity assessment.

This paper deals with the study of photocatalyzed degradation of an insecticide, Thiamethoxam in aqueous suspension of TiO2. The adsorption of Thiamethoxam on TiO2 surface under dark conditions was also investigated in order to find out equilibrium adsorption constant. The degradation kinetics was studied using spectrophotometric method under various… CONTINUE READING