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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 186501, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/186501
Research Article

Adsorption of Selected Pharmaceutical Compounds onto Activated Carbon in Dilute Aqueous Solutions Exemplified by Acetaminophen, Diclofenac, and Sulfamethoxazole

1Department of Biochemistry, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
2Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
3Department of Energy and Environmental System Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, Republic of Korea
4Carbon Cycle Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Received 23 January 2015; Accepted 23 March 2015

Academic Editor: Esteban Alonso

Copyright © 2015 E.-E. Chang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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