%0 Journal Article
	%A Olga Gimeno and  Javier Rivas and  Angel Encinas and  Fernando Beltran
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 42, 2010
	%T Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes to Mefenamic Acid Elimination
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/8586
	%V 42
	%X The elimimation of mefenamic acid has been carried
out by photolysis, ozonation, adsorption onto activated carbon (AC)
and combinations of the previous single systems (O3+AC and
O3+UV). The results obtained indicate that mefenamic acid is not
photo-reactive, showing a relatively low quantum yield of the order
of 6 x 10-4 mol Einstein-1. Application of ozone to mefenamic
aqueous solutions instantaneously eliminates the pharmaceutical,
achieving simultaneously a 40% of mineralization. Addition of AC to
the ozonation process does not enhance the process, moreover,
mineralization is completely inhibited if compared to results obtained
by single ozonation. The combination of ozone and UV radiation led
to the best results in terms of mineralization (60% after 120 min).
	%P 399 - 401