Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole: current knowledge and perspectives

  title={Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole: current knowledge and perspectives},
  author={Simone Larcher and Viviane Yargeau},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Antibiotic compounds, like sulfamethoxazole (SMX), have become a concern in the aquatic environment due to the potential development of antibacterial resistances. Due to extensive consumption, excretion and disposal, SMX has been frequently detected in wastewaters and surface waters. This has led to numerous studies investigating the nature of SMX, with many researchers focusing on the biodegradation and persistence of SMX during wastewater treatment and in the environment. This review provides… CONTINUE READING