Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Amel Hadj Bouazza

Department of Chemistry-Biology/Medical Biology, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

  • Research Article   
    Comparative Study on the Efficiency of Novel Modified Chitosan-Based Electrospun Nanofibers for Removal of Fluoxetine from Wastewater Treatment
    Author(s): Amna Hassan Issa Khierallah*, Amel Hadj Bouazza and Daniel Montplaisir

    Pharmaceutical residues, along with their metabolites and conjugates, are expelled from users through urine and faeces both during and after medical therapy. The elimination of this contaminant from wastewater is therefore the subject of intense attention. In this study, the antidepressant medication fluoxetine (FLX) was removed from the solution using a new technique based on electrospun nanofibers made of N-phthalic chitosan (NPCS) and N-succinyl chitosan (NSCS) combined with PEO as a copolymer for electrospinnability. In order to achieve the best nanofiber morphology as determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Adding the right chemical groups to the surface of chitosan through chemical modification allows for the elimination of pharmaceutical contaminants (FLX). Using FTIR and 1H-NMR spectroscopy, the properties of modified chitosan (NPCS) and (NSCS.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421.2157-7587.2023.14.448

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