Occurrence of High Levels of Fluoroquinolones in Aquatic Environment due to Effluent Discharges from Bulk Drug Manufacturers

Gothwal, R and T, Shashidhar (2016) Occurrence of High Levels of Fluoroquinolones in Aquatic Environment due to Effluent Discharges from Bulk Drug Manufacturers. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 21 (3). 05016003. ISSN 2153-5493

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Abstract

Improper disposal of effluents from bulk drug manufacturing units creates a pathway for antibiotics to enter the aquatic environment. This study investigated the presence and distribution of antibiotics belonging to fluoroquinolone group (ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, ofloxacin, norflaxacin, enrofloxacin, pefloxacin, and difloxacin) in the aquatic environment of the Musi River in India. Results showed that fluoroquinolones were present in exceptionally high concentrations in the river. Ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and norfloxacin were frequently detected with the highest concentrations, up to 5,015, 542.4, and 251  μg/L

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrological Conditions; Treatment Plants; Antibiotics; Water; Sewage; China; River; Pharmaceuticals; Fate; Spectrometry
Subjects: Others > Environmental Sciences
Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 03:57
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 07:25
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2771
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000346
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2153-5493/
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