Detection and Remediation of Dibutyl Phthalate in Plastic Bottle-Packaged Drinking Water

Sachika Tomer

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Hemant P Soni

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India


Vol: 14, Issue: 2, 2024

Receiving Date: 2024-03-20 Acceptance Date:


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In the present study, we have reported the detection of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), a plasticizer used to make plastic material processable but is harmful to human health. Plastic water storage bottles available in the local market were used for sampling. The samples were divided into two groups based on different localities which included local city market and the markets on the outskirt of the city. The amount of DBP in the drinking water was detected and a simple water purification method was developed based on passing the contaminated water through a pre-treated sawdust glass column. This study will be useful for constructing a drinking water treatment plant on an economical basis.

Keywords: Dibutyl Phthalate; Plasticizers; Leaching; Sawdust


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