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10 February 1999 Microwave-assisted photodegradation of pollutants
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Proceedings Volume 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies; (1999)
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
In the present research it was attempted to test the effectiveness of low frequency radiation's such as those produced by microwaves in the degradation of pollutants normally present in domestic and industrial effluent. In order to avoid undue temperature increase, the multiple irradiation method was used. The work was performed initially using the o- chlorophenol as target compound, then extending the applications to the other isomers, to a surfactant such as sodium dodecylbenzenesulphonate and an organophosphorous pesticide such as paraoxon and finally applying the methodology to the solution of a problem as that one of the environmental impact of expired drugs disposal. In all the cases the positive effect of microwaves on the photodegradation rate was evidenced.
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Luigi Campanella, Raffaella Cresti, Maria Pia Sammartino, and M. G. Visco "Microwave-assisted photodegradation of pollutants", Proc. SPIE 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies, (10 February 1999);

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