Continuous fungal treatment of non-sterile veterinary hospital effluent: pharmaceuticals removal and microbial community assessment

@article{BadiaFabregat2015ContinuousFT,
  title={Continuous fungal treatment of non-sterile veterinary hospital effluent: pharmaceuticals removal and microbial community assessment},
  author={Marina Badia-Fabregat and Daniel Reed Lucas and M Alcina Pereira and Madalena M Alves and Taina Pennanen and Hannu Fritze and Sara Rodr{\'i}guez-Mozaz and Dami{\'a} Barcel{\'o} and Teresa Vicent and Gl{\`o}ria Caminal},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2015},
  volume={100},
  pages={2401-2415}
}
Source point treatment of effluents with a high load of pharmaceutical active compounds (PhACs), such as hospital wastewater, is a matter of discussion among the scientific community. Fungal treatments have been reported to be successful in degrading this type of pollutants and, therefore, the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor was applied for the removal of PhACs from veterinary hospital wastewater. Sixty-six percent removal was achieved in a non-sterile batch bioreactor inoculated with T… CONTINUE READING