Chemical Engineering Journal 297 (2016) 74–96 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Chemical Engineering Journal journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/cej Review The photodegradation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in various environmental matrices: Kinetics and mechanisms a b c c a,⇑ Yanheng Pan , Daniel C.W. Tsang , Yingying Wang , Yao Li , Xin Yang School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China highlights graphical a bstract The photodegradation rates of PBDEs in various matrices are compared. Factors affecting the photodegradation kinetics of PBDEs in various matrices are summarized. The photodegradation products and mechanisms of PBDEs in various matrices are summarized. Both direct and indirect photodegradation pathways are included. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: The fate and transport of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have raised a great deal of concern due Received 6 February 2016 to their persistence, bioaccumulative nature and adverse effects. Photodegradation is one of the Received in revised form 22 March 2016 important transformation processes for organic contaminants in the environment.
Chemical Engineering Journal – Elsevier
Published: Aug 1, 2016
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