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Modelling of patulin photo-degradation by a UV multi-wavelength emitting lamp
Ibarz, R.; Garvín Arnés, Alfons; Falguera Pascual, Víctor; Pagán, J.; Garza Garza, Salvador; Ibarz Ribas, Alberto
In this paper, a newmechanism is proposed to describe the degradation of patulin using UVradiation froma midpressure lamp with emission wavelengths between 250 and 740 nm. The mechanism consists of three stages:excitation of the patulin molecule that can desorb the energy to its fundamental state or degrade to photoproducts.It is shown that this mechanism is in line with a first-order kinetic that best describes the process.Considering the linear spherical emission model and using the Simpson integration method, the spectral radiant power absorbed by the whole solution is evaluated, and also its dependence on patulin concentration and the incident spectral radiant power at different depths. Previous works studied the degradation of patulin using UV radiation, but using exclusively the germicidalwavelength of 254 nm. Moreover, none of them proposed a reaction mechanism, nor evaluated the spectral radiant power absorbed by the whole solution. First of all, the absorption spectrumof patulinwas obtained. Itwas concluded that both the absorption by patulin and emission from the lamp coexist in the range between 255 and 350 nm. The kinetic constants for aqueous solutions of 500 μg/L of patulin at pH=4 and pH=7 and temperatures of 8, 25, 45, and 65 °C were obtained. In order to know the effect of the juice matrix on the photodegradation process,the kinetic constants for clarified 12 °Brix apple juice containing 500 μg/L of patulinwere obtained at the same pH and temperature values. ©
Sucs de fruita
Radiació ultraviolada
Fruit juices
Ultraviolet radiation
(c) Elsevier, 2014

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