Keywords ZrO –SnO nanocomposite · Photocatalytic membrane · Antifouling properties · Pharmaceutical wastewater 2 2 1 Introduction Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-018-2303-x) contains Pharmaceutical wastewater is usually regarded as a big chal- supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. lenge in the pharmaceutical manufacturing. This wastewater induces many problems in human and another creature [1, Extended author information available on the last page of the article Vol:.(1234567890) 1 3 Photocatalytic Behavior of Induced Membrane by ZrO –SnO Nanocomposite for Pharmaceutical… 883 2 2 2]. This effluent produces various pollutants such as antibi- been investigated as excellent semiconductors in the waste- otic compounds like Cephalexin, Penicillin and metabolic waters photocatalytic degradation [17, 18]. Pouretedal et al. compounds such as benzoic acid and fungal culture media. demonstrated that the mixture of ZrO –SnO illustrated the 2 2 In addition, this wastewater including antibiotics has higher high photocatalytic activity. Apparently, the wide band gap importance because of increasing the drug resistances. of ZrO versus SnO (3.3–3.7 eV) or other nanoparticles 2 2 These contaminants generate the major part of wastewater are due to an enhanced lifetime of photogenerated e and that can cause an effect in environments and humans life holes and the
Catalysis Letters – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 23, 2018
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