Mathematical modeling of drug Removal by using TiO2 as Photo Catalysis

Saleh Sulaiman
2016 Zenodo  
The occurrence, fate and effects of Pharmaceuticals compounds (PhCs) in the environmental system have been attracted special attention recently as new emerging contaminants due to their potential impact on humans, animals and microorganisms even at low concentrations. Conventional wastewater treatment technologies, including biological, thermal and physical treatments, are found to be insufficient for removal of many pharmaceuticals residues from wastewater, due to their low biodegradability
more » ... biodegradability and high chemical stability. Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), are one of the most promising treatment technologies for elimination of such relentless compounds. In developing and further understanding of photo catalytic processes, there are two major approaches: The first one is to build up laboratory / pilot scale process, and the second one is to use commercial software. Unfortunately, in the last case of the drug removal by TiO2 photo catalytic process there is no commercial software able to predict the behavior of the drug removing by using the photo catalytic process. In order to start building software that can describe the photo catalytic process a mathematical model in this study is proposed and illustrated. Mathematical modeling can be defined as a tool that uses mathematical language to describe a physical system, which is not only used in the natural sciences and engineering disciplines but also in the social sciences. So mathematical modeling is: "a representation of the essential aspects of an existing system (or a system to be constructed) which presents knowledge of that system in usable form". Based on these definitions the main objective of the mathematical modeling is to describe (mathematically) the different aspects of the real world, the interactions, and the dynamics
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3530967 fatcat:ugviy6m73rdj3ebzoh6srj7ddi