Sci Total Environ 2021 May 22;770:145296. Epub 2021 Jan 22.
Postgraduate Program of Chemical Engineering, State University of Maringa - UEM, Av. Colombo, 5790, Maringa, Parana CEP: 87020-900, Brazil.
A solar-driven advanced oxidation process at a lab scale was studied for the degradation and mineralization of the known endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), bisphenol A (BPA). Preliminary tests were performed varying the irradiation source, BPA/HO ratio, temperature, initial HO concentration, initial solution pH, and initial BPA concentration, then, the operational conditions of the UV-solar/HO were optimized by a response surface methodology (RSM), providing the following responses: UV-solar/HO process at pH 3.0, [BPA] = 25 mg L, [HO] = 350 mg L, T = 50 °C, achieving BPA degradation of 77. Read More