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James J. Kiddle, Chemistry
Benjamin F. Strong, Chemistry
Janie E. Toth, Chemistry
pharmaceutical compounds, organic matter
Highly prescribed pharmaceutical compounds and their metabolites used to treat conditions ranging from infections to depression are of environmental concern as these excreted compounds are increasingly appearing in wastewater influent. As pharmaceuticals enter treatment plants they also can interact with dissolved organic matter (DOM) present. This potential interaction between pharmaceutical compounds and DOM may inhibit the advanced oxidation process (AOP) based removal of drugs during water treatment. The focus of this research was to utilize multinuclear magnetic resonance and hydroxyl radical kinetics to assess whether an interaction between influent pharmaceuticals and DOM does occur, the extent of the interaction, and to develop structure-reactivity relationships to model the removal of pharmaceutical compounds from waters containing DOM.
Smith, Carlen Nigl, "Interaction of Pharmaceutical Compounds with Dissolved Organic Matter" (2012). Honors Theses. 2235.
Honors Thesis-Open Access
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