Ciprofloxacin was identified among the top 10 of high priority pharmaceuticals detected in aquatic envi- ronment. Potassium ferrate(VI) is a strong oxidant which possesses very high redox potential and has been widely studied in water disinfection and removing organic and inorganic pollutants. There has been one published work to detail the removal of phosphorus as well as micro-pollutants including ciproflox- acin by ferrate in wastewater treatment. However, developing a simple ciprofloxacin detection method and study of feasibility of its treatment by ferrate was the objective of this work.
- ciprofloxacin (CIP)