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
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Science and Engineering
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1863-5539

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Dissolve Organic Matter
  • Fenton Reaction
  • Fulvic Acid
  • Natural Water
  • Organic Peroxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems


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