Amoxicillin in a biological water recovery system

Audra Morse, Andrew Jackson, Ken Rainwater, Karen Pickering

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Abstract

The overall transformation potential of a candidate pharamaceutical in wastewater treatment with specific emphasis on recycle systems was determined. Amoxicillin is the selected pharmaceutical agent, an orally absorbed broad-spectrum antibiotic with a variety of clinical uses including ear, nose and throat infections. Experiments were carried out using an anaerobic reactor. The results included potential for long-term buildup in recycled systems, accumulation of breakdown products and possible transfer of antibiotic resistance to microorganisms in the system effluent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Joint 2002 CSCE/ASCE International Conference on Environmental Engineering - An International Perspective on Environmental Engineering
EditorsW.H. Stiver, R.G. Zytner
Pages1087-1096
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2002
EventJoint 2002 CSCE/ASCE International Conference on Environmetal Engineering - An International Perspective on Enviromental Engineering - Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2002Jul 24 2002

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Joint 2002 CSCE/ASCE International Conference on Environmental Engineering - An International Perspective on Environmental Engineering

Conference

ConferenceJoint 2002 CSCE/ASCE International Conference on Environmetal Engineering - An International Perspective on Enviromental Engineering
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, Ont.
Period07/21/0207/24/02

Keywords

  • Amoxicillin
  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • High pressure liquid chromatography
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Water recovery

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