Ozonation is an established technique for sulfamethoxazole removal from water. By introducing ozone, a powerful oxidizing agent, sulfamethoxazole can be efficiently degraded and removed.
During the process, hydroxyl radicals are generated, which react with sulfamethoxazole, breaking it down into smaller, less harmful byproducts.
Ozone treatment has rapid reaction rates and the ability to eliminate a wide range of pharmaceutical compounds.
On the downside, it is important to consider the additional complications of handling a hazardous substance like ozone. This may manifest itself in heightened safety requirements and additional staff training.
Also, the process uses large amounts of energy and can generate harmful by-products which will need further treatment.
Bearing all that in mind, here at Arvia we feel there are far better alternatives, outlined below.