Screening of bacteria and microalgae for bioremediation of florfenicol in aquaculture water streams

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Abstract

The occurrence of antibacterial agents in natural environment has recently received growing concern due to potential adverse effects on human health and aquatic ecosystems.
Florfenicol (FF) is a synthetic phenicol antibiotic, widely used in veterinary medicine for treating diverse infections, and is inevitably released into the environment, either from uneaten medicated feed or through excretion. It is one of the few approved antibiotics for use in aquaculture during both production and processing operations, mainly to prevent and treat bacterial diseases.
Up to now, removal of FF has been mainly reported using physical-chemical processes. Considering that many species of bacteria and microalgae can grow in a wide variety of wastewaters and industrial effluents and have been proven to be efficient in removing nitrogen, phosphorus and other pollutants, there is a niche opportunity to use those microorganisms in bioremediation processes.
In this study, the potential of bacteria and microalgae, some isolated from a fish farm, to deal with FF was evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Event12th Symposium of the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences - Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Sep 2018 → …
https://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/pt/eventos/simposio-esbes-2018/

Conference

Conference12th Symposium of the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences
Abbreviated titleESBES 2018
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/09/18 → …
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