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Biodegradable nano carbon-based smart filters for efficient remediation of pharmaceutical contaminants

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Abstract

Emerging chemical contaminants such as pharmaceutical residues in water resources continue to threaten the homeostasis of our ecosystem. We have developed a ‘smart-filter’ comprising tunable, biodegradable, and commercially amenable pharmaceutical-nano-carbon-scavengers (PNCSs) to efficiently and safely remediate pharmaceutical residues. The PNCS particles successfully removed 63.5 ± 0.4% of carbamazepine, 99.76 ± 0.01% of gemfibrozil and >99.9% of triclocarban from a mixture containing 0.2 μg L−1 of each by merely using 0.5 mg mL−1 of PNCS, thus out-performing commonly used scavengers.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable nano carbon-based smart filters for efficient remediation of pharmaceutical contaminants

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Submitted
05 Jun 2018
Accepted
15 Oct 2018
First published
15 Oct 2018

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 22951-22957
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Paper

Biodegradable nano carbon-based smart filters for efficient remediation of pharmaceutical contaminants

I. Tripathi, L. K. Dodgen, F. Ostadhossein, S. K. Misra, E. Daza, B. K. Sharma, W. Zheng and D. Pan, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 22951 DOI: 10.1039/C8TA05308A

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