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Oxidation treatment for antibiotics and ARG's removal

Project Number # 4512-15

Degradation of contaminants and antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater by conventional and advanced oxidation processes

Project Leader:  Maolida Nihemaiti

Recycled wastewater is now a key alternative water source in Australia for both potable and non-potable use. However, research has identified wastewater as a significant source of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. This project will explore the potential of chlorination, chloramination and advanced oxidation processes (e.g., sulfate radical-based oxidation, electrochemical oxidation) for the degradation of emerging contaminants and removal of ARB/ARGs from municipal
wastewater and contaminated natural waters with minimum toxicity formation (i.e., toxic by-products).

Supervisor:     Prof Jean-Philippe Croue [Curtin University]

Sponsor:         Water Corporation

Mentor:            Dr Annette Davison [Risk Edge Pty Ltd]

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