Mobility Characteristics of Veterinary Antibiotics in Soil Column

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  • Hwang, Sun-Young (Department of Bio-environmental Chemistry, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Han, Man-Hye (R&D Coordination Division, Rural Development Administration) ;
  • Cho, Jae-Young (Department of Bio-environmental Chemistry, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2012.08.16
  • Accepted : 2012.08.27
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Veterinary antibiotics can enter the soil ecosystem and then may be transported into groundwater via leaching process. The main aim of this study is to investigate the distribution and mobility of tetracycline, amoxicillin and sulfathiazole in soil. The adsorption of veterinary antibiotics were applied to the Freundlich adsorption isotherms. Adsorption coefficient ($K_F$) was indicated oxytetracycline > amoxicillin > sulfathiazole. Oxytetracycline concentration was highly detected in soil than in leachate. It is assumed that oxytetracycline was strongly absorbed by divalent cations such as $Ca^{2+}$ in soil. However, amoxicillin and sulfathiazole were shown higher mobility due to the lower distribution coefficient.


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