Recent advances in photodegradation of antibiotic residues in water

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Author(s)

  • Xiuru Yang
  • Zhi Chen
  • Wan Zhao
  • Chunxi Liu
  • Xiaoxiao Qian
  • Ming Zhang
  • Guoying Wei
  • Eakalak Khan
  • Yong Sik Ok

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Original languageEnglish
Article number126806
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume405
Online published31 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021

Abstract

Antibiotics are widely present in the environment due to their extensive and long-term use in modern medicine. The presence and dispersal of these compounds in the environment lead to the dissemination of antibiotic residues, thereby seriously threatening human and ecosystem health. Thus, the effective management of antibiotic residues in water and the practical applications of the management methods are long-term matters of contention among academics. Particularly, photocatalysis has attracted extensive interest as it enables the treatment of antibiotic residues in an eco-friendly manner. Considerable progress has been achieved in the implementation of photocatalytic treatment of antibiotic residues in the past few years. Therefore, this review provides a comprehensive overview of the recent developments on this important topic. This review primarily focuses on the application of photocatalysis as a promising solution for the efficient decomposition of antibiotic residues in water. Particular emphasis was laid on improvement and modification strategies, such as augmented light harvesting, improved charge separation, and strengthened interface interaction, all of which enable the design of powerful photocatalysts to enhance the photocatalytic removal of antibiotics.

Research Area(s)

  • Advanced materials, Clean water and sanitation, Green and sustainable remediation, High-performance photocatalyst, Reaction mechanisms for photodegradation

Citation Format(s)

Recent advances in photodegradation of antibiotic residues in water. / Yang, Xiuru; Chen, Zhi; Zhao, Wan; Liu, Chunxi; Qian, Xiaoxiao; Zhang, Ming; Wei, Guoying; Khan, Eakalak; Hau Ng, Yun; Sik Ok, Yong.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 405, 126806, 01.02.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review