Membrane bioreactor followed by heterogeneous TiO2 and TiO2-rGO photocatalytic processes or solar photo-Fenton oxidation: bacterial reduction and changes in bacterial community structure
Karaolia, P. / Michael, C. / Schwartz, T / Fatta-Kassinos, D (2023)
WCCE11 - 11th Congress Of Chemical Engineering, Buenos Aires-Argentina, June 4-8, 2023
- Date: 4-8 Juni 2023
This study focused on the in-depth investigation of the gaps in research, regarding the disinfection of urban wastewater from selected bacteria including antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella species) the removal of ARGs (ampC, sul1, mecA and ermB) and taxon-specific markers (Enterococcus rRNA and Pseudomonas RNA polymerase factor), and the changes of the microorganism community structure in an urban wastewater effluent after a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) followed by selected Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs). Namely the solar photo-Fenton oxidation and heterogeneous TiO2 and TiO2-rGO composite photocatalytic processes (hydrothermal (HD) or photocatalytic preparation (PH)), at a bench-scale setup were applied.