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Activated Carbon/Hydrogen Peroxide (AC/H2O2) Treatment of Amoxicillin and Cloxacillin Antibiotics in Aqueous Solution

Affam, A. C. and Chaudhuri, M. (2011) Activated Carbon/Hydrogen Peroxide (AC/H2O2) Treatment of Amoxicillin and Cloxacillin Antibiotics in Aqueous Solution. In: United Kingdom - Malaysia Ireland Engineering Science Conference 2011 (UMIES 2011), 12-14 July, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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The study examined AC/H2O2 treatment of amoxicillin and cloxacillin antibiotics aqueous solution. The treatment was optimized by the central composite design (CCD) of response surface methodology (RSM). The optimum operating conditions at pH 3 were H2O2/COD molar ratio 2.0, AC 3.5 g/L and reaction time 90 min for 78.03% removal of COD, 78.36% removal of TOC and 97.16% removal of NH3-N. Experimental removal efficiency and model prediction were in close agreement (<1.0% error). Biodegradability (BOD5/COD ratio) improved from zero to 0.32, indicating that the effluent was amenable to biological treatment. FTIR spectra indicated degradation of the antibiotics. The study has shown that AC/H2O2 process is effective in pretreatment of amoxicillin and cloxacillin antibiotics aqueous solution for biological treatment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:6400
Deposited By: Prof Malay Chaudhuri
Deposited On:05 Sep 2011 00:38
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 20:09

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