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Adsorbent material developed from PET bottles for the removal of antibiotics from water

South Korea, with its high antibiotic use, is categorized as a country at high risk of the emergence of multi-drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called "super bacteria." According to the Ministry of Environment, antibiotic substances have been detected at livestock wastewater treatment facilities, sewage treatment plants and in rivers.  The Korea Institute of Science and Technology announced that a research team, led by researchers Jung Kyung-won and Choi Jae-woo, at KIST's Water Cycle Research Center, has developed a high-efficiency, adsorbent material using PET waste bottles. The new material is expected to help solve the problem of environmental toxins and antibiotic-resistant bacteria which are caused by leaks of antibiotics into water.  Read more.....



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