Quantification of ceftriaxone and BHT levels in Bindura municipal wastewater
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This study quantified the levels of Ceftriaxone and BHT in municipal waste waters obtained from three locations in Bindura. Solid phase extraction (SPE) was applied as an analytical method to concentrate trace compounds from water followed by UV-VIS spectroscopy. A total of nine of the respective samples were used for the extraction process. BHT was detected in all samples of wastewater, sediments and suspended particles with mean concentrations of 15,53mg/ l, 3.91mg/l and 0.5105mg/ l respectively. Ceftriaxone was also detected in all samples of wastewater, sediments and suspended particles with mean concentrations of 0.172mg/ l,0.118mg/l and 0.262mg/ l respectively. The results indicated that there is potential risk on the environment and humans. Risk of bacterial resistance is prevalent. Further studies on resistant bacterial strains as well as presence of BHT metabolites needs to be conducted.