Rapid photodegradation of organic micro-pollutants in water using high-intensity pulsed light

Luca Fortunato, Emre Yarali, Claudia Sanchez Huerta, Thomas D. Anthopoulos

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The rising concentration of organic micro-pollutants (OMPs) in water resources has become a major concern for aquatic ecosystems and human health. Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), based on ultraviolet (UV) photolysis and photochemical reactions, have been suggested for the degradation of various micropollutants present in water and wastewater. However, the application of these methods on large scale is limited due to the long treatment times. Here we evaluate the efficiency of high-intensity pulsed light treatment (HIPL) for the degradation of organic compounds in aqueous conditions. A solution containing 11 OMPs was treated with short (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102414
JournalJournal of Water Process Engineering
StatePublished - Nov 17 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-11-23
Acknowledgements: This publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) and KAUST Solar Center.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Biotechnology
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Water Science and Technology


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