Thesis topic proposal
Tünde Alapi
Additive oxidative water treatment methods for elimination of endocrin disrupting chemicals


Institute: University of Szeged
environmental sciences
Dcotoral School of Environmental Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Tünde Alapi
Location of studies (in Hungarian): SZTE Szervetlen és Analitikai Kémiai Tanszék
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZTE

Description of the research topic:

Due to the low biodegradability, some of the endocrin disrupting chemicals appeared in the waters, including treated and drinking waters. Moreover, many of these compounds are supposed or proven carcinogens, mutagens or endocrine disruptor. Biological water treatment method is generally not effective to eliminate these compounds. The presence of emerging biological active, persistent trace pollutants in both drinking water and aquatic ecosystem represent a great challenge for conventional water treatment methods. Even thou they have very low concentration this can be one of the most important problems of the society in the next decades. Consequently, efforts must be made to develop water treatment techniques, as well as to build tertiary water treatment units, which can be based on the Advanced Oxidation Processes. The aime of this research topic is the optimization of various Advanced Oxidation Processis (such as ozonation, UV and VUV photolysis and heterogeneous photocatalysis) and their combinations for elimination of these trace pollutants including determination of intermediates and mechanism of transformation.

Required language skills (in Hungarian): angol
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2017-07-30

2017. III. 21.
ODT ülés
Az ODT következő ülésére 2017. május 5-én 10.00 órakor kerül sor a Semmelweis Egyetem Szenátusi termében (Bp. Üllői út 26. I. emelet).

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