Removal of sulfamethoxazole sulfonamide antibiotic from water by high silica zeolites: a study of the involved host-guest interactions by a combined structural, spectroscopic, and computational approach.

@article{Blasioli2014RemovalOS,
  title={Removal of sulfamethoxazole sulfonamide antibiotic from water by high silica zeolites: a study of the involved host-guest interactions by a combined structural, spectroscopic, and computational approach.},
  author={Sonia Blasioli and Annalisa Martucci and Geo Paul and Lara Gigli and Maurizio Cossi and Cliff T. Johnston and Leonardo Marchese and Ilaria Braschi},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2014},
  volume={419},
  pages={148-59}
}
Sulfonamide antibiotics are persistent pollutants present in surface and subsurface waters in both agricultural and urban environments. Sulfonamides are of particular concern in the environment because they are known to induce high levels of bacterial resistance. Adsorption of sulfamethoxazole sulfonamide antibiotic into three high silica zeolites (Y, mordenite, and ZSM-5) with pore opening sizes comparable to sulfamethoxazole dimensions is reported. Sulfamethoxazole was almost completely… CONTINUE READING