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Recent publications
1.  Olusegun S., Souza Guilhermina de O., Sutuła S., Osial M., Krajewski M., Pękała M., Sobczak K., Felis E., Krysiński P., Methotrexate anti-cancer drug removal using Gd-doped Fe3O4: Adsorption mechanism, thermal desorption and reusability, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, ISSN: 2352-801X, DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2024.101103, Vol.25, pp.1-9, 2024

Adsorption,Thermal desorption,Gd-doped Fe3O4,Methotrexate

Olusegun S. - other affiliation
Souza Guilhermina de O. - other affiliation
Sutuła S. - other affiliation
Osial M. - IPPT PAN
Krajewski M. - other affiliation
Pękała M. - other affiliation
Sobczak K. - other affiliation
Felis E. - other affiliation
Krysiński P. - other affiliation
2.  Olusegun S., Souza Taiane G., Souza Guilhermina de O., Osial M., Mohallem Nelcy D., Ciminelli Virginia S., Krysiński P., Iron-based materials for the adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical drugs: A comprehensive review of the mechanism pathway, Journal of Water Process Engineering, ISSN: 2214-7144, DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2022.103457, Vol.51, No.103457, pp.1-22, 2023

Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation techniques for removing various contaminants have received broad consideration and acceptance due to their advantages over conventional wastewater treatment techniques. Iron- based materials are among several groups of adsorbents, and photocatalysts that have proven to be effective in pharmaceuticals-based pollutants removal from wastewater. Pharmaceutical drug removal is accompanied by several mechanisms, so there is a deep need for a better understanding of the complexity and development of wastewater treatment using iron-based materials. Therefore, this review examined the mechanism of adsorption
and photocatalysis degradation of pharmaceuticals in aqueous solutions by iron-based materials. The adsorption of pharmaceutical drugs was found to be influenced by changes in the solution pH. The mechanism of removal of
these contaminants by iron-based materials through adsorption occurred via electrostatic, π-π, and hydrogen bond interactions among others. In the case of photocatalysis, the first mechanism occurred through the for-
mation the hydroxyl radicals due to highly reactive species (electrons and holes) that partook in the reaction processes, while the second mechanism is related to the formation of hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, by photo-
generated electrons in the conduction band and with the well-known photo dissolution of iron oxide leading to free Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions. The overall idea of this review is to provide useful information on the mechanisms of
adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical contaminants using iron-based materials. The re-view summarizes the current understanding and the advances in the pharmaceutical-bearing effluent treatment using nanostructured adsorbents and photocatalysts, including future developments for a cleaner and safer environment.

Mechanism,Iron-based materials,Pharmaceutical drugs,Adsorption,Photo(degradation)

Olusegun S. - other affiliation
Souza Taiane G. - other affiliation
Souza Guilhermina de O. - other affiliation
Osial M. - IPPT PAN
Mohallem Nelcy D. - other affiliation
Ciminelli Virginia S. - other affiliation
Krysiński P. - other affiliation

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