CRISTINA ORBECI, CRISTINA MODROGAN, ANNETTE MADELENE DANCILA DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENTS BY PHOTO-ASSISTED TECHNIQUES
This work aims to attain an efficient removal of the organic compounds from residual effluents derived from the manufacture of Ranitidine and Loperamide, evaluating the possibilities of removing them by means of photo-assisted techniques. The experimental plan was developed taking in consideration a number of influencing factors: reaction time, catalyst concentration, pH, structure and concentration of the initial chemical compound, type of process applied. The experimental data allowed to comparatively evaluate the degradation of the pharmaceutical effluents and to determine the efficiency of their degradation by means of photo-assisted techniques. The optimal operating conditions were established.