Chemosphere 2022 Oct 23;305:135440. Epub 2022 Jun 23.
School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510006, PR China; The Key Lab of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters, Ministry of Education, China; The Key Laboratory of Environmental Protection and Eco-Remediation of Guangdong Regular Higher Education Institutions, China. Electronic address:
The ubiquity of antidepressants in the environment has posed a potential threat to eco-systematic safety. In this study, six kinds of antidepressants including fluoxetine (FLU), paroxetine (PAR), sertraline (SER), fluvoxamine (FLX), citalopram (CTP), and venlafaxine (VEN) were selected to explore their degrading kinetics, transformation pathways, and the acute toxicity of the reaction solution during UV oxidation. The results showed that the order of the photodegradation rate was FLU > PAR > SER > CTP > FLX > VEN. Read More