Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)
Behavior of organophosphate esters in the aqueous solutions explained with mercury lamp and their impacts on biodiversity
Abdul Rashid Teli, Asrar Amin Khan, Abid Rashid and Sajad Hussain Dar
Pollution by toxic chemicals that are resistant to biological degradation and have potential for accumulation in biological organisms is becoming world-wide problem. Organic phosphate esters (OPEs) are widely used plasticizers, industrial hydraulic fluids, and lubricant additives. Various OPEs have been detected in environmental samples and in industrial and domestic wastewaters. Ultraviolet (uv) irradiation is known as effective treatment for persistent chemicals in natural water or wastewater. in order to removal of OPEs in water, some fundamental experiments with UV irradiation were performed with a mercury lamp, and photochemical behaviors and photodecomposition products were examined for seven OPEs namely (tributyl phosphate (TBP), tris (choropropyl) phosphate (TCPP), tris (choroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), trioctyl phosphate (TOP), tris (dichoropropyl) phosphate (CRP), triphenyl phosphate (TPP), and Tricresyl phosphate (TCP).
How to cite this article:
Abdul Rashid Teli, Asrar Amin Khan, Abid Rashid, Sajad Hussain Dar. Behavior of organophosphate esters in the aqueous solutions explained with mercury lamp and their impacts on biodiversity. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):762-764.