Photosonochemical degradation of butyl-paraben: optimization, toxicity and kinetic studies.

@article{Daghrir2014PhotosonochemicalDO,
  title={Photosonochemical degradation of butyl-paraben: optimization, toxicity and kinetic studies.},
  author={Rimeh Daghrir and A Dimboukou-Mpira and Brahima Seyhi and Patrick Drogui},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={490},
  pages={223-34}
}
The objective of the present work is to evaluate the potential of a photosonolysis process for the degradation of butyl-paraben (BPB). After 120 min of treatment time, high removal of BPB was achieved by the photosonolysis (US/UV) process (88.0±0.65%) compared to the photochemical (UV) and the conventional ultrasonication (US) processes. Several factors such as calorimetric power, treatment time, pH and initial concentration of BPB were investigated. Using a 2(4) factorial matrix, the treatment… CONTINUE READING