Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 9, 27–35, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-9-27-2016
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 9, 27–35, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-9-27-2016

Research article 16 Sep 2016

Research article | 16 Sep 2016

Optimized photodegradation of Bisphenol A in water using ZnO, TiO2 and SnO2 photocatalysts under UV radiation as a decontamination procedure

Rudy Abo et al.

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Short summary
Contamination of water resources is continuously compounded as a result of rapid industrial development, particularly in heavily populated urban areas. This work proposes a water treatment method from endocrine disrupting resin Bisphenol A by means of photodegradation and oxidation techniques. The methodology was developed after many lab experiments, and we believe that our results will support future research on water purification techniques from organic contamination products.