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Study of the degradation of the antibiotics amoxicillin and ampicillin using gas diffusion electrodes modified with quinones (2-tert-butyl-9 ,10-anthraquinone and 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquinone)

Grant number: 13/16690-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Grantee:Fernando Lindo Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/11672-8 - Green electrochemical technologies for the treatment of wastewater polluted with antibiotics, BE.EP.DR


Pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants has been the focus of recent research due to the realization of 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 gained attention due to their biological activity and the ability to cause the development of bacterial resistance genes in the environment, reducing long-term effectiveness of these compounds. As conventional forms of sewage treatment have proved ineffective in removing these antibiotics and few studies focus on the determination of these substances to be carried out monitoring of pre-and post-treatment of sewage, this project aims at monitoring the electrochemical degradation of antibiotics using a gas diffusion electrode modified with quinones (2-tert-butyl-9 ,10-anthraquinone and 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquinone).

Scientific publications
(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)
SILVA, F. L.; LANZA, V, M. R.; SAEZ, C.; RODRIGO, M. A. Electrochemical dewatering for the removal of hazardous species from sludge. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 233, p. 768-773, MAR 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, FERNANDO L.; SAEZ, CRISTINA; LANZA, V, MARCOS R.; CANIZARES, PABLO; RODRIGO, MANUEL A. The Role of Mediated Oxidation on the Electro-irradiated Treatment of Amoxicillin and Ampicillin Polluted Wastewater. CATALYSTS, v. 9, n. 1 JAN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
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.
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