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Development of technologies to prevent pollution: degradation and monitoring online of antibiotics in sewage

Grant number: 13/02762-5
Support type:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: September 01, 2013 - August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Robson da Silva Rocha
Grantee:Robson da Silva Rocha
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena (EEL). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Lorena , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcelo Zaiat ; Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza ; Maria Del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor
Associated scholarship(s):18/11606-0 - Active carbon synthesis and its application in the study of the oxygen reduction reaction, BP.IC
16/12597-0 - Gas difusion electrodes production modified with bimetallic oxides of Nb, Mo, Pd e Zr for the production of H2O2 in situ, BP.DR
15/14669-5 - Electrosynthesis evaluation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in carbon modified with 1,4-Naphthoquinone, BP.IC
14/11861-0 - Development of nanostructured electrochemical sensors for the determination of antibiotics in samples of environmental interest, BP.PD
13/18377-3 - Development of technologies to prevent pollution: degradation and monitoring online of antibiotics in sewage, BP.JP


Pharmaceuticals and other biologically active pollutants has been the focus of recent research due to the realization of their occurrence in different biomes around the world, with continuous introduction through various wastewaters. Among these pollutants, antibiotics have gained attention due to their biological activity and the ability to promote resistance in bacteria from the environment, reducing the long term effectiveness of these compounds. Another point to be considered is the limitation of conventional public sewage treatment for the removal of these compounds and the few studies involving the determination, via sensors, these substances during the treatment processes. In this scenario, this project presents an alternative electrochemical treatment, that associated with current conventional techniques of sewage treatment, aims to provide a complete removal of organic compounds resistant, so the objectives of this project are in the first stages of development eletródicos materials for the construction of electroanalytical sensors electrodes and also anode and cathode for the degradation of antibiotics in the following steps, electrochemical reactors will be constructed in different scales for the degradation process in different ways, being the efficiency of these systems, degradation monitored on-line by electrochemical sensors, formed a compact and autonomous for wastewater treatment with antibiotics associated with biological systems of public sewage treatment. (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ROCHA, ROBSON S.; VALIM, RICARDO B.; TREVELIN, LEANDRO C.; STETER, JULIANA R.; CARNEIRO, JUSSARA F.; FORTI, JULIANE C.; BERTAZZOLI, RODNEI; LANZA, MARCOS R. V. Electrocatalysis of Hydrogen Peroxide Generation Using Oxygen-Fed Gas Diffusion Electrodes Made of Carbon Black Modified with Quinone Compounds. ELECTROCATALYSIS, MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE MORAES, NICOLAS PERCIANI; VALIM, RICARDO BERTHOLO; ROCHA, ROBSON DA SILVA; CAETANO PINTO SILVA, MARIA LUCIA; BASTOS CAMPOS, TIAGO MOREIRA; THIM, GILMAR PATROCINIO; RODRIGUES, LIANA ALVARES. Effect of synthesis medium on structural and photocatalytic properties of ZnO/carbon xerogel composites for solar and visible light degradation of 4-chlorophenol and bisphenol A. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, v. 584, JAN 2 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FORTI, JULIANE C.; ROCHA, ROBSON S.; DE ANDRADE, ADALGISA R.; LANZA, MARCOS R. V. Application of Oxides Electrodes (Ru, Ti, Ir and Sn) for the Electrooxidation of Levofloxacin. CURRENT ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 15, n. 1, p. 66-74, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ROCHA, ROBSON S.; VALIM, RICARDO B.; TREVELIN, LEANDRO C.; SILVA, FERNANDO L.; STETER, JULIANA R.; ZAIAT, MARCELO; LANZA, MARCOS R. V. New operational mode of an electrochemical reactor and its application to the degradation of levofloxacin. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 5, n. 5, p. 4441-4446, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
ROCHA, ROBSON S.; SILVA, FERNANDO L.; VALIM, RICARDO B.; BARROS, WILLYAM R. P.; STETER, JULIANA R.; BERTAZZOLI, RODNEI; LANZA, MARCOS R. V. Effect of Fe2+ on the degradation of the pesticide profenofos by electrogenerated H2O2. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, v. 783, p. 100-105, DEC 15 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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