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Title: Priority pesticides abatement by advanced water technologies: the case of acetamiprid removal by ozonation
Author: Cruz Alcalde, Alberto
Sans Mazón, Carme
Esplugas Vidal, Santiago
Keywords: Ozonització
Depuració de l'aigua
Water purification
Issue Date: 17-May-2017
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: With the aim of exploring treatment alternatives for priority insecticide acetamiprid (ACMP) abatement, the removal of this compound from water by ozonation was studied for the first time, paying special attention to the kinetic, mechanistic and toxicological aspects of the process. The second order rate constants of reactions between ACMP and both molecular ozone (O3) and hydroxyl radicals (OH·) were determined to be 0.25 M-1s-1 and 2.1·109 M-1s-1, respectively. On the basis of kinetic results, the degradation of ACMP during ozonation could be well-explained by the reactivity of this pesticide with OH·. HPLC/MS analysis of the ozonated ACMP showed ACMP-N-desmethyl, 6-chloronicotinic acid, N'cyano-N-methyl acetamidine and N'-cyano acetamidine as the major transformation products (TPs), all of them formed through amine α carbon oxidation in combination with hydrolysis. Microtox bioassays revealed an increase in the toxicity of the medium during ACMP ozonation process, followed by a decrease to relatively low values. These changes could be attributed to the synergistic effects between TPs as well as to the presence of toxic intermediate aldehydes. Even though adopting strategies to further promote ozone decomposition to hydroxyl radicals appears to be essential, ozonation can be an effective treatment process for complete ACMP removal and associated toxicity abatement.
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It is part of: Science of the Total Environment, 2017, vol. 599-600, p. 1454-1461
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ISSN: 0048-9697
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