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Plasma Medicine
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ISSN Imprimir: 1947-5764
ISSN On-line: 1947-5772

Plasma Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/PlasmaMed.2018028857
pages 321-333

Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Activates Persulfate to Degrade Norfloxacin: Mechanism and Degradation Pathways

Cao Fang
Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei, China; Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China
Qing Huang
Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei, China; Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China


In these studies, sodium persulfate was activated by atmospheric pressure nonthermal dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma to degrade norfloxacin in aqueous solution. Our results showed that the degradation of norfloxacin could be remarkably enhanced with the addition of sodium persulfate to the norfloxacin solution treated by DBD in an oxygen atmosphere. The relationship between the degradation efficiency and the concentration of sodium persulfate is examined, and the possible degradation reaction pathways and mechanisms are discussed.


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