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Owing to their relatively high environmental persistence the application of triazine herbicides during years of unlimited use in agricultural weed control has led to the accumulation in various eco-systems throughout the European Union, thus building up large solid residues which moved towards the ground water streams, creating serious problems to drinking water quality in some areas. In this work photooxydation of prometryn and prometone in aqueous solution by photocatalytic membranes immobilizing titanium dioxide and with hydrogen peroxide as promoter was studied as a possible treatment technique for waters containing these pollutants.

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Authors: BORIO O, JRC Ispra (IT);GAWLIK B, JRC Ispra (IT);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);BELLOBONO I, Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University of Milan (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Chemosphere (1998)
Record Number: 199810292 / Last updated on: 1998-03-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en