Title

Removal of Sulfamethoxazole in Water Samples using Nano-materials and Activated Carbon

Presenter Information

Tiffany Ramsey

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry

Research Advisor

Ma, Yinfa

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Funding Source

Missouri Department of Natural Resources; Department of Chemistry and Environmental Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Abstract

The presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in natural and drinking water supplies has raised concern because of their potential adverse ecological effects on aquatic organism and human health. The study of pharmaceutical elimination is crucial in providing information for the disinfection strategy in water treatment facilities. This research project was conducted to investigate which nano-material would best remove sulfamethoxazole from drinking water. Four different nano-materials (Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxide, Silicon Oxide, and activated Carbon) at four different time increments (30 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, and 24 hours) have been studied and an HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) system was used to evaluate the removal efficiency of sulfamethoxazole in natural and drinking water. Duplicate data for each condition was obtained for accuracy and statistical data analysis. The results show that iron oxide nanoparticles at a time increment of 3 hours provide best sulfamethoxazole removal from water.

Biography

Tiffany is a senior at Missouri S&T. She is majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Industrial Psychology. Tiffany attended Ash Grove high school here in Missouri and is expecting to graduate from MS&T in the fall of 2012. Tiffany has been involved in club volleyball and local horse show judging.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Sciences oral presentation, Second place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Removal of Sulfamethoxazole in Water Samples using Nano-materials and Activated Carbon

Carver Room

The presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in natural and drinking water supplies has raised concern because of their potential adverse ecological effects on aquatic organism and human health. The study of pharmaceutical elimination is crucial in providing information for the disinfection strategy in water treatment facilities. This research project was conducted to investigate which nano-material would best remove sulfamethoxazole from drinking water. Four different nano-materials (Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxide, Silicon Oxide, and activated Carbon) at four different time increments (30 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, and 24 hours) have been studied and an HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) system was used to evaluate the removal efficiency of sulfamethoxazole in natural and drinking water. Duplicate data for each condition was obtained for accuracy and statistical data analysis. The results show that iron oxide nanoparticles at a time increment of 3 hours provide best sulfamethoxazole removal from water.