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Title: Occurrence, seasonal variation and risk assessment of antibiotics in Qingcaosha reservoir
Authors: Jiang, Y
Xu, C
Wu, X
Chen, Y
Han, W
Gin, K.Y 
He, Y 
Keywords: Antibiotics
Potable water
Reservoirs (water)
Surface waters
Aquatic environments
Detection frequency
Drinking water sources
Ecological risks
Low temperatures
Oxytetracyclines (OTC)
Qingcaosha reservoirs
Seasonal variation
Risk assessment
anthropogenic source
concentration (composition)
drinking water
risk assessment
seasonal variation
surface water
water quality
Qingcaosha Reservoir
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Jiang, Y, Xu, C, Wu, X, Chen, Y, Han, W, Gin, K.Y, He, Y (2018). Occurrence, seasonal variation and risk assessment of antibiotics in Qingcaosha reservoir. Water (Switzerland) 10 (2) : 115. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Qingcaosha Reservoir is an important drinking water source in Shanghai. The occurrence of five groups of antibiotics was investigated in the surface water of this reservoir over a one-year period. Seventeen antibiotics were selected in this study based on their significant usage in China. Of these antibiotics, 16 were detected, while oxytetracycline was not detected in any sampling site. The detected frequency of tylosin was only 47.92% while the other 15 antibiotics were above 81.25%. The dominant antibiotic was different in four seasons: norfloxacin was dominant in spring, and penicillinV was dominant in summer, autumn and winter, with medium concentrations of 124.10 ng/L, 89.91 ng/L, 180.28 ng/L, and 216.43 ng/L, respectively. The concentrations and detection frequencies of antibiotics were notably higher in winter than in other seasons, demonstrating that low temperature and low flow may result in the persistence of antibiotics in the aquatic environment. Risk assessment suggested that norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, penicillinV, and doxycycline in the surface water presented high ecological risks. © 2018 by the authors.
Source Title: Water (Switzerland)
ISSN: 20734441
DOI: 10.3390/w10020115
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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