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Electrochemical Device Integrated with Carbon Nanotubes and Metal Nanoparticles for Analysis of Antibiotics in Wastewater

Grant number: 12/19633-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Principal Investigator:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Grantee:Ivana Cesarino
Host Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants has been the focus of recent research due their occurrence in different environmental compartments worldwide. These compounds have limited degradation in the environment and continuous introduction through various wastewaters. Among these pollutants, antibiotics have attracted attention due to their biological activity and the possibility to cause the development of resistance genes in bacteria of the environment, reducing long-term effectiveness of these compounds. Additionally, several studies focus on forms of wastewater treatment for the removal of these xenobiotics, but few studies focus on the determination of these substances to be carried out a monitoring of pre-and post-treatment of effluents. Therefore, this project aims to develop electrochemical devices coupled with nanotechnology to the development of modern strategies of analysis. Nanotechnology has been an ally for the production of materials with improved performance, greater efficiency, durability, and this project aims to develop innovative nanostructured sensors for monitoring pyrimidines and sulfonamides in wastewater.

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VIVIAN CESARINO; IVANA CESARINO; FERNANDO C. MORAES; SERGIO A. S. MACHADO; LUCIA H. MASCARO. Carbon nanotubes modified with SnO2 rods for levofloxacin detection. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 25, n. 3, p. 502-508, . (12/19633-0)
CESARINO, IVANA; GALESCO, HELOISA V.; MACHADO, SERGIO A. S.. Determination of serotonin on platinum electrode modified with carbon nanotubes/polypyrrole/silver nanoparticles nanohybrid. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, v. 40, p. 49-54, . (12/19633-0)
CESARINO, IVANA; CESARINO, VIVIAN; LANZA, MARCOS R. V.. Carbon nanotubes modified with antimony nanoparticles in a paraffin composite electrode: Simultaneous determination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, v. 188, p. 1293-1299, . (12/19633-0)

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