Supplementary material from "Benzothiazole heterogeneous photodegradation in nano α-Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>/oxalate system under UV light irradiation"

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The photodegradation of benzothiazole (BTH) in wastewater with the coexistence of iron oxides and oxalic acid under UV light irradiation was investigated. Results revealed that an effective heterogeneous photo-Fenton-like system could be set up for BTH abatement in wastewater under UV irradiation without additional H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>, and 88.1% BTH was removed with the addition of 2.0 mmol l<sup>−1</sup> oxalic acid and 0.2 g l<sup>−1</sup> α-Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> under 500 W high-pressure mercury lamp (365 nm). The degradation of BTH in the photo-Fenton-like system followed the first-order kinetic model. The photoproduction of hydroxyl radicals (·OH) in different systems was determined by HPLC. Identification of transformation products by using the liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution tandem mass spectrometry provided information about six transformation products formed during the photodegradation of BTH. Further insight was obtained by monitoring concentrations of the sulphate ion (SO<sub>4</sub><sup>2−</sup>) and nitrate ion (NO<sub>3</sub><sup>−</sup>), which demonstrating that the intermediate products of BTH could be decomposed ulteriorly. Based on the above results, the potential photodegradation pathway of BTH was also proposed.

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Han, Xiangyun; Zhang, Xi; Zhang, Lei; Pan, Mei; Yan, Jinlong (2018): Supplementary material from "Benzothiazole heterogeneous photodegradation in nano α-Fe2O3/oxalate system under UV light irradiation". The Royal Society. Collection.