标题：Application of N-TiO2 for visible-light photocatalytic degradation of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii — More difficult than that for photodegradation of Microcystis aeruginosa ?
作者：Jin, Yan ;Zhang, Shasha ;Xu, Hangzhou ;Ma, Chunxia ;Sun, Jiongming ;Li, Hongmin ;Pei, Haiyan
作者机构：[Jin, Yan ;Zhang, Shasha ;Xu, Hangzhou ;Ma, Chunxia ;Sun, Jiongming ;Li, Hongmin ;Pei, Haiyan ] School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shand 更多
摘要：Nowadays Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (C. raciborskii) and the metabolites produced, such as cylindrospermopsin (CYN), pose a serious threat to the ecosystem. Advanced oxidation technologies have been verified as constituting a very promising means to eliminate the risk from harmful algae. But so far little research has focused on the visible-light photocatalytic destruction of C. raciborskii cells and the degradation of their metabolites. In our study, N-doped TiO2 (N-TiO2) was used to degrade C. raciborskii and the degradation was compared with that of the Microcystis aeruginosa (M. aeruginosa). Results showed that although the photodegradation of C. raciborskii was more difficult than that of M. aeruginosa, the treatment with N-TiO2 was still satisfactory. After adding 200 mg/L N-TiO2, C. raciborskii cells (5 × 106 cells/mL) were completely destroyed within 20 h under visible light irradiation, and nearly 90% of the organic matter and CYN in the suspensions were also degraded, thereby markedly improving the water quality. The photocatalytic process starts with damage to the cell membrane resulting in the leakage of internal components. Subsequently, the leaked metabolites were oxidised by the reactive oxidizing species produced by N-TiO2. Thus, the application of N-TiO2 is a promising method for the treatment of C. raciborskii.
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