Ciprofloxacin Removal from Water

Ciprofloxacin is absorbed well to our Nyex media inside our Nyex Rosalox system. We found our water treatment technology is very effective with Ciprofloxacin removal from water.

We succesfully removed up to 90% of ciprofloxacin from municiapal wastewater. We reduced the levels from 0.31 µg/Lto 0.03 µg/L.

Impact of Ciprofloxacin to the environment

The presence of ciprofloxacin in the environment can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and disrupt ecological balances. Additionally, it may negatively impact aquatic organisms, such as fish and aquatic invertebrates, by affecting their growth, reproduction, and overall health.

Does ozone remove ciprofloxacin from water

Ozonation is one method for ciprofloxacin removal from water.

Ozone, a powerful oxidizing agent, can effectively degrade ciprofloxacin molecules. When ozone is introduced into water containing ciprofloxacin, it reacts with the antibiotic, breaking it down into smaller, less harmful compounds.

This process can significantly assist in removing ciprofloxacin from drinking water. However, complete removal may not be achieved, as by-products of the degradation process may still be present.

Plus, the use of ozone, a hazardous chemical, in large-scale water treatment facilities can cause issues. Careful monitoring is also necessary to prevent the formation of harmful by-products.

Does adsorption remove Ciprofloxacin

Adsorption is another useful technique for ciprofloxacin removal from water. Activated carbon and other adsorbents can capture and remove ciprofloxacin molecules from water through surface interactions.

The adsorption process can significantly reduce ciprofloxacin concentrations, effectively removing the antibiotic from the water supply.

The capacity of adsorption can be limited by multiple factors. These include pH, temperature, and the presence of organic and inorganic compounds in the water.

Additionally, all conventional adsorptive media will degrade over time, eventually requiring replenishment or replacement. This process may need to be carried out with the system offline, thus potentially delaying production.

Furthermore, the disposal of spent adsorptive media needs to be managed properly to prevent secondary pollution. We examine the poor ecological consequences of one such material – GAC (granular activated carbon) – here.

Rhys Davies

Wastewater Treatment Consultant

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Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Our Nyex water treatment process removes ciprofloxacin by up to 90%. We took levels of ciprofloxacin from 0.31 µg/L to 0.03 µg/L in municipal wastewater.