Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants

Antibiotics Bioremediation

Author(s): Patricia A. da Silva, Paola Lasta, Rafaela B. Sartori, Aline M. dos Santos, Leila Q. Zepka and Eduardo Jacob-Lopes * .

Pp: 329-356 (28)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123524123020014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Antibiotics are in high demand across the world in a variety of industries . The use of antibiotics has become a global threat, being called an emerging pollutant. Thus, they are incorrectly disposed of in wastewater and their bioremediation becomes indispensable. In this context, the objective of this chapter is to explore the bioremediation of antibiotics. First, information was provided on the sources of antibiotics in wastewater and their possible impacts on the environment and humans. Then, the antibiotic removal process performed by microorganisms and microalgaebased processes was discussed, showing the factors that interfere with their performance in the removal of antibiotics. Finally, future prospects for fostering development in this area were analyzed.

Keywords: Antibiotic, Bioremediation, Climatic conditions, Conventional process, Environmental impacts, Microalgae-based processes, Pharmaceutical pollutants, Primary treatment, Secondary treatment, Tertiary treatment, Wastewater.

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