ABSTRACT

The presence of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine disruptors in surface, ground, and drinking waters is a growing environmental concern [1-9]. This pollution is caused by emission from production sites, direct disposal of surplus drugs in households, excretion after drug administration to humans and animals, wastewater from fish and other animal farms, and industry [3, 10, 11]. Some of these drugs, as -blockers, have been detected in the order of ng L−1 to g L−1 in the water [3-9, 12]. As an example, metoprolol tartrate salt (MET), which is usually prescribed as antihypertensive

Adsorption and Photocatalytic Decomposition of the -Blocker Metoprolol in Aqueous Titanium Dioxide Suspensions: Kinetics, Intermediates, and Degradation Pathways. © Romero V, Marco P, Giménez J, and Esplugas S. International Journal of Photoenergy 2013 (2013). http://dx.doi. org/10.1155/2013/138918. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.