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Title: Adsorption of different types of antibiotics on polystyrene microplastics
Authors: Boey, Vanessa Khai Ling
Keywords: Engineering::Environmental engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Boey, V. K. L. (2022). Adsorption of different types of antibiotics on polystyrene microplastics. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: EN-23
Abstract: Antibiotics and microplastics have been identified as emerging pollutants with potential nega-tive impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Microplastics may adsorb antibiotics, and their long-range transport may lead to compounding effects. This study investigates the adsorption of 6 antibiotics, i.e., erythromycin (ERY), vancomycin (VAN), sulfamethoxazole (SUL), and ofloxacin (OFL) and ampicillin (AMP), on polystyrene (PS) microplastic beads at different dosages in a controlled environment. With antibiotics be-ing ionizable compounds, it was found that their ionization constants varied depending on their functional groups.
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Research Centres: Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre (AEBC) 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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