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Title:Pharmaceutical Nano-CarboScavengers
Author(s):Sharma, B.K.
Subject(s):PPCPs
pharmaceuticals
personal care products
removal
remediation
Abstract:A collaborative team of researchers from Carle Foundation Hospital, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois (Department of Bioengineering, Illinois Applied Research Institute, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) developed a non-toxic bio-based nanoparticle as an alternative to traditional cleanup methods for oil spills. They have modified this nanoparticle, called Nano- CarboScavengers (NCS), so that they can be used to clean up pharmaceutical residue from the environment. The new particles are called Pharmaceutical-Nano-CarboScavengers or PNCS. Preliminary laboratory results have shown a removal rate of approximately 63% for carbamazepine, 99.76% for gemfibrozil, and 99.9% triclocarban from water samples. Funding for this project also came from the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois. Read more about the oil cleaning Nano-CarboScavenger.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Pollutants -- PPCPs in the Environment
Genre:website
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/113450
http://hdl.handle.net/2142/113451
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-02-11


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