Phototransformation of Organic Compounds Induced by Iron Species
The present chapter describes firstly the iron chemistry in aqueous solution in all its complexity. The photochemical properties are then presented in detail for the main forms of iron complexes found in aquatic compartments or used in advanced oxidation processes. In the third part of the chapter, the photochemical impact of different iron complexes on the degradation of water-dissolved organic compounds is explained in detail and the significance of different physico-chemical parameters is evaluated. Some examples of the use of iron species in advanced oxidation processes are presented to show their positive effects on water treatment.