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Evaluation of sulfamethazine removal using an anaerobic upflow fixed bed reactor

Grant number: 14/10256-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Principal Investigator:Paulo Clairmont Feitosa de Lima Gomes
Grantee:Guilherme Flandoli Romeiro
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


Active pharmaceutical compounds are emerging contaminants that have been highlighted by the scientific community over the last 10 years, due to continuous occurrence in the environment. One of the major sources is the water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). Most of WWTP are not designed to remove these compounds, such as antibiotics, a recalcitrant compounds. Then, this research aim to evaluate the removal of sulfamethazine (SMZ) using an anaerobic up flow fixed bed reactor. This is first study using this reactor configuration for removal of antibiotics. The reactor is fed with a lab made wastewater, simulating the sanitary sewage, and polyurethane foam is used as support material for microorganisms adherence. Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) will be applied to analyze sulfamethazine in the reactor effluent. The experimental procedure will be performed in two stages, characterized by the application of different hydraulic retention times, 24 hand 12 h. (AU)

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ROMEIRO, GUILHERME FLANDOLI; OLIVEIRA, CRISTIANE ARRUDA; TOMITA, INES N.; SANTOS-NETO, ALVARO J.; ZAIAT, MARCELO; LIMA GOMES, PAULO CLAIRMONT F.. Evaluation of sulfamethazine removal kinetics using fixed structured bed bioreactor. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, v. 40, n. 8, p. 979-987, . (09/15984-0, 14/10256-5, 09/53850-6, 12/07153-4)

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