Occurrence and elimination of antibiotic resistance genes in a long-term operation integrated surface flow constructed wetland.

@article{Fang2017OccurrenceAE,
  title={Occurrence and elimination of antibiotic resistance genes in a long-term operation integrated surface flow constructed wetland.},
  author={Hansun Fang and Qin Zhang and Xiang-ping Nie and Baowei Chen and Yuandong Xiao and Qiubai Zhou and Wei Liao and Ximei Liang},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2017},
  volume={173},
  pages={99-106}
}
Wetland construction is a recommended domestic sewage treatment technique, owing to its simplicity and cost efficiency. Concentrations of 14 antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in an integrated surface flow constructed wetland (ICW) steadily operated over 10 years were investigated in the winter and summer. Domestic sewage was observed to be the primary source of ARGs in the ICW, and 77.8% and 59.5% removal rates of total targeted ARGs in the ICW were achieved in the winter and summer… CONTINUE READING