Electro-chemical oxidation as a method to destroy drug residues like aspirin®, tetracycline or gentamicine in water was investigated with C-anodes (modified by manganese oxides) and Pt anodes. The mechanism of aspirin® and tetracycline oxidation and the influence of the biocide effect was observed using GC-MS and three different microbiological tests. In general, the biological availability increases with progressive oxidation of the antibiotics.
Electrochemical oxidation of drug residues in water by the example of tetracycline, gentamicine and aspirin®
D. Weichgrebe, E. Danilova, K.-H. Rosenwinkel, A.A. Vedenjapin, M. Baturova; Electrochemical oxidation of drug residues in water by the example of tetracycline, gentamicine and aspirin®. Water Sci Technol 1 February 2004; 49 (4): 201–206. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2004.0263
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