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Application of photo degradation for remediation of cyclic nitramine and nitroaromatic explosives


Mahbub, P and Nesterenko, PN, Application of photo degradation for remediation of cyclic nitramine and nitroaromatic explosives, RSC Advances, 6, (81) pp. 77603-77621. ISSN 2046-2069 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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This journal is The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016

DOI: doi:10.1039/C6RA12565D


The advantages of photo degradation for remediation of potentially hazardous and widely used explosives deposited in ground and surface water reserves received continuous attention from researchers over the past 20 years, particularly due to energy efficiency, rapidness and environmental safety associated with photo degradation processes. Hence, this review has introduced an up-to-date collation of knowledge regarding the radiation sources for effective photo degradation of cyclic nitramine and nitroaromatic explosives, irradiation time, photocatalysts as well as important physical-chemical parameters such as pH and substrate concentrations. Most importantly, this review has highlighted the fact that recent advances in continuous-flow photo chemistry, micro photo-reactor technology, energy efficient light sources at low wavelengths as well as advances in synthesizing photosensitive nanostructures have opened up new possibilities in regards to the application of advanced oxidation technology using photon energy for rapid, safe and energy efficient remediation of hazardous organic contaminants in the environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cyclic nitramine explosives, nitroaromatic explosives, photo degradation, remediation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Water treatment processes
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of fresh, ground and surface water environments
UTAS Author:Mahbub, P (Dr Parvez Mahbub)
UTAS Author:Nesterenko, PN (Professor Pavel Nesterenko)
ID Code:112066
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-10-25
Last Modified:2017-11-10

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