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Antybiotykooporność mikroorganizmów w systemach oczyszczania ścieków

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Antibiotic resistance of microorganisms is a phenomenon widely reviewed in literature that could lead to the outbreak of diseases difficult to control by available pharmaceuticals, or even an epidemic. Wastewater treatment plants act as specific reservoirs of resistance, as contained in the wastewater antibiotics, antibiotic resistance bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes could lead to the phenomenon of spread of resistance - inside wastewater treatment plant, but also among strains that dwell in the environment, after the discharge of inadequately treated wastewater to the receiver. Technological systems in working treatment plants do not stop sufficiently the transfer of determinants of resistance to the environment, or do not provide the effective disposal. Therefore, it is necessary to look for new solutions or methods for wastewater treatment and monitoring of treated sewage, sludge and atmospheric air around treatment plants in the aspect of antibiotic resistance.

Key words

spread of resistance, sludge and bioaerosol in wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs of resistance


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