Imran Hayder, Ishtiaq A.Qazi, M.Ali Awan, Muhammad Arshad Khan,Aftab Turabi
1 Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,National University of Science & Technology(NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. 2 Department of Pharmacology, Islam Medical College, Pasroor road, Sialkot, Pakistan
Keywords: Antibiotics, Ciprofloxacin,Bacterial activity, Photocatalysis, TiO2, Nanoparticles.

To compare Ciprofloxacin attenuation efficiency, Ciprofloxacin solutions mixed with TiO2nanoparticles were irradiated with two different light sources: a UV lamp and ordinary electric bulb. Insignificant degradation was witnessed when irradiations were made in absence of TiO2. In contrast, prominent Ciprofloxacin degradation was detected in the presence of 0.01 mg/ml of TiO2. Close to 90 % and 70 % of its original concentration was eradicated in 120 minutes when the irradiation basis used was a UV lamp and Ordinary electric bulb respectively. Without the use of TiO2 nanoparticles, irradiation by UV lamp sources was also significant. The antibactacterial activity of chosen microorganisms was radically inhibited when exposed to Ciprofloxacin solution treated with photocatalyst for the short periods of irradiation.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:45
Last Page:55
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2012 ). 4. 45-55
Article History:
Received:September 25, 2011
Accepted:December 9, 2011
Collection year:2011
First Published:January 12, 2012

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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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