Effect and interaction study of acetamiprid photodegradation using experimental design

Djilali Tassalit, Nadia Chekir, Ouassila Benhabiles, Oussama Mouzaoui, Sarah Mahidine, Nachida Kasbadji Merzouk, Fatiha Bentahar, Abbas Khalil

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The methodology of experimental research was carried out using the MODDE 6.0 software to study the acetamiprid photodegradation depending on the operating parameters, such as the initial concentration of acetamiprid, concentration and type of the used catalyst and the initial pH of the medium. The results showed the importance of the pollutant concentration effect on the acetamiprid degradation rate. On the other hand, the amount and type of the used catalyst have a considerable influence on the elimination kinetics of this pollutant. The degradation of acetamiprid as an environmental pesticide pollutant via UV irradiation in the presence of titanium dioxide was assessed and optimized using response surface methodology with a D-optimal design. The acetamiprid degradation ratio was found to be sensitive to the different studied factors. The maximum value of discoloration under the optimum operating conditions was determined to be 99% after 300 min of UV irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1953-1963
Number of pages11
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • Acetamiprid
  • D-optimal design
  • Experimental design
  • Wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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