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Antimicrobial activity and acute toxicity of ozonated lomefloxacin solution

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Duarte de Oliveira, Amanda Marchi ; Maniero, Milena Guedes ; Rodrigues-Silva, Caio ; Guimaraes, Jose Roberto
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research; v. 24, n. 7, p. 6252-6260, MAR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Lomefloxacin (LOM) is a synthetic antimicrobial from the fluoroquinolone family (FQ) used as a veterinary and human drug. Once in the environment, LOM may pose a risk to aquatic and terrestrial microorganisms due to its antimicrobial activity. This study evaluated the effect of ozonation of LOM (500 mu g L-1), the residual antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and acute toxicity against Vibrio fischeri. In addition, degradation products were investigated by UHPLC-MS/MS and proposed. Ozonation was carried out varying the applied ozone dose from 0 to 54.0 mg L-1 O-3 and pH values of 3, 7, and 11. Ozonation was most efficient at pH 11 and led to 92.8% abatement of LOM in a 9-min reaction time (54.0 mg L-1 O-3 applied ozone dose). Ozonation at pH 3 was able to degrade 80.4% of LOM. At pH 7, 74.3% of LOM was degraded. Although the LOM concentration and the antimicrobial activity of the solution dropped as ozone dose increased (antimicrobial activity reduction of 95% at pH 11), toxicity to V. fischeri increased for pH 7 and 11 (i.e., 65% at pH 7 and 75% at pH 11). The reduction in antimicrobial activity may be related to the oxidation of piperazinyl and the quinolone moiety. The formation of intermediates depended on the oxidant (hydroxyl radicals or/and molecular O-3) that acted the most in the process. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07817-2 - Degradation of sulfonamides and tetraciclines by UV/H2O2 and O3: evaluation of antimicrobial activity and toxicity
Grantee:Milena Guedes Maniero Ferreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/09543-7 - Residues of veterinary drugs in the environment
Grantee:Susanne Rath
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/04656-8 - Degradation of pharmaceuticals by peroxidation combined with ultraviolet radiation and ozonation: antimicrobial activity and toxicity
Grantee:José Roberto Guimarães
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/16622-3 - Identification of intermediates formed during degradation of veterinary drugs by advanced oxidation processes
Grantee:Caio Alexandre Augusto Rodrigues da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate