Photoinduced generation of hydroxyl radical in natural waters

Khan M.G. Mostofa, Cong qiang Liu, Hiroshi Sakugawa, Davide Vione, Daisuke Minakata, M. Saquib, M. Abdul Mottaleb

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Hydroxyl radical (HO) is a short-lived free radical, and it is the most potent oxidizing transient among the reactive oxygen species.It is an effective, nonselective and strong oxidant that is ubiquitously formed in natural sunlit surface waters (rivers, lakes and seawater and so on), rain, dew, cloud, fog, snow, aerosol, and in all living organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-272
Number of pages64
JournalEnvironmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science)
Issue number9783642322228
StatePublished - 2013

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