A group around Zhengyan WU from CAS Hebei Institute of Physics has shown that antibiotic residues in infusion bottles at concentrations of 50 mg L-1 were functionally destroyed with an irradiation dose of 30 kGy at pH 9.0. FTIR and HPLC-MS analyses illustrated that the degradation products mainly consisted of inorganic ions and alkanes.

CAS news release, February 16, 2017