Understanding the Role of Extracellular Polymeric Substances on Ciprofloxacin Adsorption in Aerobic Sludge, Anaerobic Sludge, and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Sludge Systems.

Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) of microbial sludge play a crucial role in removal of organic micropollutants during biological wastewater treatment. In this study, we examined ciprofloxacin (CIP) removal in three parallel bench-scale reactors using aerobic sludge (AS), anaerobic sludge (AnS), and sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) sludge. The results… (More)