Sorption of pharmaceuticals using Layered Double Hydroxides: Considering environmentally relevant conditions: POSTER

Amy-Louise Johnston 1&2, Edward Lester 2, Orla Williams 2, Rachel L. Gomes1

1. Food Water Waste Research Group 2. Advanced Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK


The Challenge

  • Universal access to clean water is addresses in the UN’s SDG6.
  • Due to human activities antibiotics are being observed in environmental waters at concentrations greater than µg/L.1,2 Antibiotics in the environment are toxic to biodiversity and contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Antibiotics cannot be removed through traditional water treatment (estimated to reach removal <10 %), therefore advanced treatment options are required.
  • Sorption is a possible solution, and the development of new sorbent materials is required.
  • However, many studies assessing performance of new sorbent materials have limitations which decrease the chance of materials reaching industrial application:

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