Reprint of "Characterization of cyclodextrin containing nanofilters for removal of pharmaceutical residues"

Laura Jurecska, Péter Dobosy, Katalin Barkács, Éva Fenyvesi, Gyula Záray

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Due to the increasing amount of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in general and pharmaceutical residues in particular in municipal wastewater, the efficiency of water treatment technologies should be improved. Following the biological treatment of wastewater nanofiltration offers a possible way for the removal of POPs. In this study β-cyclodextrin containing nanofilters having different chemical composition and thickness (1.5-3.5. mm) were investigated. For their characterization, their adsorption capacity was determined applying ibuprofen containing model solution and total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer.It could be established that the regeneration of nanofilters with ethanol and the application of inorganic additives (NaCl, NaHCO3, NH4HCO3) increased the adsorption capacity of nanofilters. The best results were achieved with chemical composition of 30m/m% β-cyclodextrin polymer beads and 70m/m% ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene in the presence of 12mmol ammonium hydrogen carbonate/nanofilter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2015



  • Ibuprofen
  • Micro-pollutants
  • Nanofiltration
  • Sorption
  • β-Cyclodextrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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