José Roberto Guimarães

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Flumequine is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent of the quinolone class, and it is widely used as a veterinary drug in food-producing animals. The presence of flumequine in the environment may contribute to the development of drug resistant bacterial strains. In this study, water samples fortified with flumequine (500 μg L(-1)) were degraded using the(More)
The degradation of formaldehyde in an aqueous solution (400 mg L(-1)) was studied using photolysis, peroxidation and advanced oxidation processes (UV/H(2)O(2), Fenton and photo-Fenton). Photolysis was the only process tested that did not reduce formaldehyde concentration; however, only advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) significantly decreased dissolved(More)
Arsenic oxidation (As(III) to As(V)) and As(V) removal from water were assessed by using TiO2 immobilized in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles in the presence of natural sunlight and iron salts. The effect of many parameters was sequentially studied: TiO2 concentration of the coating solution, Fe(II) concentration, pH, solar irradiation time;(More)
Sulfaquinoxaline (SQX) is an antimicrobial of the sulfonamides class. Usually employed in veterinary medicine, this contaminant of emerging concern has been found in superficial and groundwater and its consequences for the environment and human health are not completely known. In this study, SQX (C0 = 500 μg L-1, 1 L) degradation by an ozonation process at(More)
Estudou-se a desinfecção de águas de abastecimento por fotocatálise heterogênea usando um reator de fluxo em um sistema composto por uma placa de vidro com TiO 2 P 25 (Degussa) imobilizado e luz solar como fonte de radiação. Foram utilizados dois modos de operação do reator: passagem única e recirculação. Os experimentos foram conduzidos utilizando(More)
A Demanda Bioquímica de Oxigênio (DBO) e a Demanda Química de Oxigênio (DQO) são os principais indicadores rotineiramente utilizados para avaliação de carga orgânica em matrizes de interesse ambiental. Nesse contexto, avaliações da possibilidade de substituição das testes de DBO e DQO por medidas de Carbono Orgânico Dissolvido (COD) são apresentadas para(More)
The carbon dioxide flux at the air/water interface in lakes was calculated after the determination of H2CO3* (free CO2) and atmospheric CO2 using flow injection analysis (FIA) coupled to a conductometric detector. The method is based on the diffusion of CO2 through a hydrophobic membrane into a flow of deionized water, generating a gradient of conductivity(More)
A técnica MIMS (membrane introduction mass spectrometry) foi utilizada para monitorar a formação de clorofórmio durante a cloração de suspensões aquosas de várias espécies brasileiras de algas verdes e azuis (Microcystis panniformis, Selenastrum sp., Scenedesmus sp., Monoraphidium sp. (strain 354), Monoraphidium sp. (strain 960), and Staurastrum sp.). Foram(More)
Gatifloxacin, an antimicrobial drug belonging to the fluoroquinolone family, is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and is extensively used for the control of infections in humans. The presence of the drug in environmental matrices has already been reported. This study investigated the degradation of gatifloxacin in water by hydroxyl(More)
This study evaluated the effect of peroxidation assisted by ultraviolet radiation (H2O2/UV), which is an advanced oxidation process (AOP), on Giardia duodenalis cysts. The cysts were inoculated in synthetic and surface water using a concentration of 12 g H2O2 L(-1) and a UV dose (λ = 254 nm) of 5,480 mJcm(-2). The aqueous solutions were concentrated using(More)