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Passive sampling: a cost-effective method for understanding antibiotic fate, behaviour and impact

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Passive sampling : a cost-effective method for understanding antibiotic fate, behaviour and impact. / Chen, Chang-Er; Zhang, Hao; Ying, Guang-Guo et al.

In: Environment International, Vol. 85, 12.2015, p. 284-291.

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Chen C-E, Zhang H, Ying G-G, Zhou L-J, Jones KC. Passive sampling: a cost-effective method for understanding antibiotic fate, behaviour and impact. Environment International. 2015 Dec;85:284-291. Epub 2015 Oct 30. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.10.001

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Chen, Chang-Er ; Zhang, Hao ; Ying, Guang-Guo et al. / Passive sampling : a cost-effective method for understanding antibiotic fate, behaviour and impact. In: Environment International. 2015 ; Vol. 85. pp. 284-291.

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abstract = "The occurrence of antibiotics in the environment has raised much concern in recent years. Understanding their release, fate and behaviour in the environment is vital to assess potential risks. In this study, a novel passive water sampler - diffusion gradients in thin-films for organics (o-DGT) - was employed to assess the occurrence and removal of antibiotics in two waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) - one in China and the other in the United Kingdom (UK). Of the targeted compounds, 11 of 19 were detected in the Chinese WWTP (ND-200ng/L) and 10 of 40 were found in the UK plant (ND-1380ng/L). Florfenicol, lincomycin, ofloxacin and roxithromycin were most abundant in the Chinese WWTP (influent), while anhydrous erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim, ofloxacin and sulfapyridine were the most abundant in the UK influent samples. Estimated Chinese and UK consumption data are used to interpret the results. Neither of the WWTPs was very effective at removing antibiotics: ~40-50% (overall) was removed by the two plants, with the rest being discharged into the receiving rivers. This is the first study using o-DGT to assess the occurrence and removal of antibiotics in WWTPs. o-DGT is a useful, cost-effective tool to assess WWTP performance and can highlight the effectiveness of treatment steps, which can be applied to wastewater based epidemiology studies.",
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