Adsorption of beta blockers to environmental surfaces.

  title={Adsorption of beta blockers to environmental surfaces.},
  author={Tohren C G Kibbey and Rajiv A Paruchuri and David Alan Sabatini and Lixia Chen},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={41 15},
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents (beta blockers) are widely used pharmaceuticals which have been detected in the environment. Predicting the transport and ultimate fate of beta blockers in the environment requires understanding their adsorption to soils and sediments, something for which little information is currently available. The objective of this work was to examine the adsorption of three beta blockers, propranolol, metoprolol and nadolol, to a natural alluvial material, as well as to six… CONTINUE READING


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