Occurrence of antibiotics in wastewater treatment facilities in Wisconsin, USA.

  title={Occurrence of antibiotics in wastewater treatment facilities in Wisconsin, USA.},
  author={Kumarasamy Karthikeyan and Michael T. Meyer},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={361 1-3},
Samples from several wastewater treatment facilities in Wisconsin were screened for the presence of 21 antibiotic compounds. These facilities spanned a range of community size served (average daily flow from 0.0212 to 23.6 million gallons/day), secondary treatment processes, geographic locations across the state, and they discharged the treated effluents to both surface and ground waters (for ground water after a soil passage). A total of six antibiotic compounds were detected (1-5 compounds… CONTINUE READING
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