State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010NJ231B
Title: Green Remediation of Tetracycline in Soil-Water Systems
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: NJ-011
Focus Categories: Non Point Pollution, Water Quality, Treatment
Keywords: tetracycline
Principal Investigators: Punamiya, Pravin; Sarkar, Dibyendu
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,000
Abstract: Contamination of soil and water by veterinary antibiotics (VAs) has become a huge concern over the past few years in the U.S., including New Jersey. An increasing number of studies have shown the persistence of VAs, and the current "remediation" practice of letting the VAs degrade naturally in concentrated animal feeding operations and soil is inadequate to ensure protection of our soil and water resources. The proposed research will be the first step toward developing a "Green" low-cost technology that will provide a second life to a waste byproduct that will effectively immobilize VAs in the manure and soil, so that these harmful contaminants do not end up in surface water, ground water and in biota (food).

Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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