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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Elif Caliskan Salihi,
Dr Jiabin Wang,
Professor Lidija Siller
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor & Francis, 2020.
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The presence of antibiotic molecules in the natural water sources is currently a huge problem due to the development of bacterial resistance. Graphene oxide (GO) has a large potential as a candidate for the applications of water treatment. In this paper, graphene oxide was tested as a new generation adsorbent for the removal of two antibiotics: trimethoprim (TMP) and isoniazid (INH). Both adsorption processes reached the equilibrium in less than one hour. Maximum adsorption capacities were found to be 204.08 mg g-1 for TMP and 13.89 mg g-1 for INH. TMP adsorption on GO was favoured in alkaline medium while the performance of GO for INH adsorption was better in acidic conditions.
Author(s): Caliskan Salihi E, Wang J, Kabacaoglu G, Kirkulak S, Siller L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Separation Science and Technology
Issue: ePub ahead of Print
Online publication date: 25/02/2020
Acceptance date: 12/01/2020
Date deposited: 09/02/2020
ISSN (print): 0149-6395
ISSN (electronic): 1520-5754
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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