Jan 17, 2011
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LAURA HOVERSON, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
STUDENT LECTURE AT CONCORDIA
Kyle Czech, a junior at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a lecture as part of the Student Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18 in Morrie Jones Conference Center Suite A/B, Knutson Campus Center. The lecture, “Sulfa Drug Degradation by Ferrate Oxidation: Application of a Green Oxidizing Agent in the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from the Environment,” is free and open to the public.
The improved stability of the latest generation of sulfa drug antibacterials has caused sulfa drug concentrations to rise to detectable levels in public drinking-water sources. Czech conducted degradation studies looking for eco-friendly alternatives to current practices that produce toxic byproducts. Czech’s faculty sponsor is Dr. Graeme R. A. Wyllie, chemistry.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering 78 majors, including 18 honors majors, and 12 preprofessional programs.