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Graphene oxide as a new generation adsorbent for the removal of antibiotics from waters

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Elif Caliskan Salihi, Dr Jiabin Wang, Professor Lidija Siller



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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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Caliskan Salihi E, Wang J, Kabacaoglu G, Kirkulak S, Siller L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Separation Science and Technology

Year: 2021

Volume: 56

Issue: 3

Pages: 453-461

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


DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2020.1717533


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