- Research Grants
|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Master|
|Effective date (Start):||October 01, 2012|
|Effective date (End):||April 30, 2014|
|Field of knowledge:||Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry|
|Principal Investigator:||Romeu Cardozo Rocha Filho|
|Home Institution:||Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil|
Considering the environmental and health impacts brought on by the presence of antibiotics in the environment, especially in waterbodies / water streams, this project has the specific aim of investigating the influence of different anode materials on the electrochemical degradation of a fluoroquinole antibiotic (contained in an aqueous supporting electrolyte), with identification/determination of the degradation products. The possible application of the best-attained electrolysis conditions to a solution that simulates the low concentration of the antibiotic in a waterbody / water stream or in the influent/effluent of a sewage treatment plant will be also investigated.