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Title: The photocatalytic destruction of the cyanotoxin, nodularin using Ti02.
Authors: Liu, Iain
Lawton, Linda A.
Bahnemann, Detlef W.
Robertson, Peter K. J.
Keywords: TiO2
Photocatalysis
Nodularin
Cyanotoxin
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: LIU, I., LAWTON, L. A., BAHNEMANN, D. W. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2005. The photocatalytic destruction of the cyanotoxin, nodularin using Ti02. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 60 (3-4), pp. 245-252.
Abstract: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis has been used to initiate the destruction of nodularin, a natural hepatotoxin produced by cyanobacteria. The destruction process was monitored using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis which has also enabled the identification of a number of the photocatalytic decomposition products. The reduction in toxicity following photocatalytic treatment was evaluated using protein phosphatase inhibition assay, which demonstrated that the destruction of nodularin was paralleled by an elimination of toxicity.
ISSN: 0926-3373
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