Application of advanced oxidation processes to doxycycline and norfloxacin removal from water.

@article{Rivas2011ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of advanced oxidation processes to doxycycline and norfloxacin removal from water.},
  author={Javier Rivas and Angel Encinas and Fernando Beltr{\'a}n and Nigel. J. D. Graham},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={944-51}
}
Doxycycline (Dxy) and Norfloxacin (Nfx) have been oxidized by means of different technologies of increasing complexity. Preliminary experiments showed that activated carbon adsorption (1.0 g L⁻¹) of these antibiotics (C(Antibiotic) = 5 × 10⁻⁵ M) led to a 60 and 85 % of total organic carbon (TOC) removal, however, a significant decrease in adsorption capacity was experienced after several reuses of the adsorbent. UV-C irradiation of Dxy (20 % removal in 2 h) or Nfx (90 % removal in 2 h) did not… CONTINUE READING