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Sulfamethazine removal in anaerobic reactors treating swine wastewater

Grant number: 12/18942-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Zaiat
Grantee:Guilherme Henrique Duarte de Oliveira
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/15984-0 - Bioenergy production from wastewaters and environmental fitting of liquid and solid wastes generated, AP.TEM


Pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants have been subjects of recent research due to their occurrence in different environmental compartments worldwide. These compounds have limited degradation in the environment and continuous introduction through various wastewaters. Among these pollutants, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic antimicrobials have gained attention due to their biological activity and the possibility of development of bacterial resistance genes in the environment, which could reduce the long term effectiveness of these compounds. The antimicrobial class of sulfonamides have widespread use in both human and veterinary medicine. Their use in concentrated animal feeding operations has been identified as one of the main spreading routes to the environment. In this context, swine industry receives special attention, since it traditionally uses large amounts of antimicrobials, not only for therapeutical purposes, but also as growth promoters. While current research on antimicrobials biological removal focus on the activated sludge technology, research on the anaerobic technology, commonly used in the treatment of agricultural wastewaters, is still incipient. Thus, this project proposes the study of the feasibility of the upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB) and the horizontal-flow anaerobic fixed bed reactor (RAHLF) in the removal of sulfamethazine in swine wastewater, as a primary barrier in the dispersion of this micropollutant, contributing to the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with the swine industry. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FONSECA, RAFAEL FREDERICO; DE OLIVEIRA, GUILHERME HENRIQUE DUARTE; ZAIAT, MARCELO. Modeling anaerobic digestion metabolic pathways for antibiotic-contaminated wastewater treatment. BIODEGRADATION, v. 31, n. 4-6, p. 341-368, . (12/18942-0, 16/15003-3, 15/06246-7)
OLIVEIRA, G. H. D.; SANTOS-NETO, A. J.; ZAIAT, M.. Evaluation of sulfamethazine sorption and biodegradation by anaerobic granular sludge using batch experiments. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, v. 39, n. 1, p. 115-124, . (10/19910-9, 12/18942-0, 09/53850-6)
OLIVEIRA, BRUNA M.; ZAIAT, MARCELO; OLIVEIRA, GUILHERME H. D.. The contribution of selected organic substrates to the anaerobic cometabolism of sulfamethazine. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART B-PESTICIDES FOOD CONTAMIN, v. 54, n. 4, p. 263-270, . (12/18942-0, 09/53850-6, 09/15984-0)
FONSECA, RAFAEL FREDERICO; DUARTE DE OLIVEIRA, GUILHERME HENRIQUE; ZAIAT, MARCELO. Development of a mathematical model for the anaerobic digestion of antibiotic-contaminated wastewater. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 134, p. 319-335, . (12/18942-0, 16/15003-3, 15/06246-7)
Academic Publications
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OLIVEIRA, Guilherme Henrique Duarte de. Sulfamethazine removal in anaerobic reactors treating swine wastewater. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD) São Carlos.

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