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Fate of Zidovudine through Water Treatment with Chlorine: A Kinetic Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum-590 008, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum-590 008, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 50-55, September,22 (2014)

Abstract

Advances in water quality Analysis indicate that antibiotics are rising pollutants owing in the direction of their unbroken contribution in addition to determination in the aquatic ecosystem still at small concentrations. Researchers across the world reveal that in environmental matrices, indicating conventional treatment methods are inefficient in their removal. To put off this pollution; numerous processes to degrade/ eliminate antibiotics have been calculated. Present report lecture to the current state of knowledge relating to the degradation and elimination processes applied to a specific class of antibiotics. Several inorganic and organic micro pollutants can go through reactions with chlorine. Chlorine reactivity is inadequate in the direction of exacting sites (mainly amines, reduced sulfur moieties) and is frequently pragmatic during chlorination processes. HOCl is the chief hasty chlorine species during chlorination processes. To better know /predict chlorine reaction in the company of micro pollutants, the kinetics and mechanistic in sequence on chlorine reactivity, this Research was taken up. The present study reveals that degradation levels are highest at low pH ranges and able to remove about 50% under standard test conditions.

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