Due to the release of active pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater and their persistence in the environment, dangerous consequences can develop in the aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Chitosan/Ag/TiO2 3D printed scaffolds, at different Ag nanoparticle concentrations (10, 100, 1000 ppm) are investigated here as promising materials for photocatalytic degradation under the UV–Vis irradiation of pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater. As target drugs, amoxicillin, paracetamol and their 1:1 mix were selected. Ag nanoparticles increase the photocatalytic efficiency of the system based on titanium dioxide embedded in the chitosan scaffold: in the presence of Chitosan/Ag100/TiO2, the selected pharmaceuticals (PhCs), monitored by UV–Vis spectroscopy, are completely removed in about 2 h. The photodegradation products of the PhCs were identified by Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectroscopy and assessed for their toxicological impact on six different bacterial strains: no antibacterial activity was found towards the tested strains. This new system based on Ag/TiO2 supported on 3D chitosan scaffolds may represent an effective strategy to reduce wastewater pollution by emerging contaminants.

Photodegradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants: New Photocatalytic Systems Based on 3D Printed Scaffold-Supported Ag/TiO2 Nanocomposite / Bergamonti, L.; Graiff, C.; Bergonzi, C.; Potenza, M.; Reverberi, C.; Ossiprandi, M. C.; Lottici, P. P.; Bettini, R.; Elviri, L.. - In: CATALYSTS. - ISSN 2073-4344. - 12:6(2022), p. 580.580. [10.3390/catal12060580]

Photodegradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants: New Photocatalytic Systems Based on 3D Printed Scaffold-Supported Ag/TiO2 Nanocomposite

Bergamonti L.
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Graiff C.
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Bergonzi C.;Potenza M.;Reverberi C.;Ossiprandi M. C.;Lottici P. P.;Bettini R.;Elviri L.
2022

Abstract

Due to the release of active pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater and their persistence in the environment, dangerous consequences can develop in the aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Chitosan/Ag/TiO2 3D printed scaffolds, at different Ag nanoparticle concentrations (10, 100, 1000 ppm) are investigated here as promising materials for photocatalytic degradation under the UV–Vis irradiation of pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater. As target drugs, amoxicillin, paracetamol and their 1:1 mix were selected. Ag nanoparticles increase the photocatalytic efficiency of the system based on titanium dioxide embedded in the chitosan scaffold: in the presence of Chitosan/Ag100/TiO2, the selected pharmaceuticals (PhCs), monitored by UV–Vis spectroscopy, are completely removed in about 2 h. The photodegradation products of the PhCs were identified by Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectroscopy and assessed for their toxicological impact on six different bacterial strains: no antibacterial activity was found towards the tested strains. This new system based on Ag/TiO2 supported on 3D chitosan scaffolds may represent an effective strategy to reduce wastewater pollution by emerging contaminants.
Photodegradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants: New Photocatalytic Systems Based on 3D Printed Scaffold-Supported Ag/TiO2 Nanocomposite / Bergamonti, L.; Graiff, C.; Bergonzi, C.; Potenza, M.; Reverberi, C.; Ossiprandi, M. C.; Lottici, P. P.; Bettini, R.; Elviri, L.. - In: CATALYSTS. - ISSN 2073-4344. - 12:6(2022), p. 580.580. [10.3390/catal12060580]
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