project . 2018 - 2021 . Closed

Tackling AMR in Wastewater Systems with Sneaky Bacteria

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/R036705/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 251,824 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Mar 2018
    End Date
    28 Feb 2021
Description
Domestic wastewater treatment is among the main reasons why community health has improved dramatically since Victorian Times. Waste treatment plants (WTPs) effectively remove pathogens, carbon, and nitrogen, creating a healthier environment and reducing the waterborne infectious disease. However, WTPs were never designed to remove contemporary contaminants, such as antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ARB) or genes (ARG). Current WTPs reduce many ARBs/ARGs from wastes, but the "worst" sub-fraction of ARGs increase in WTPs, especially multi-ARGs (MRGs) that create the potential for indestructible pathogens. Researchers have been studying why multidrug resi...
Description
Domestic wastewater treatment is among the main reasons why community health has improved dramatically since Victorian Times. Waste treatment plants (WTPs) effectively remove pathogens, carbon, and nitrogen, creating a healthier environment and reducing the waterborne infectious disease. However, WTPs were never designed to remove contemporary contaminants, such as antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ARB) or genes (ARG). Current WTPs reduce many ARBs/ARGs from wastes, but the "worst" sub-fraction of ARGs increase in WTPs, especially multi-ARGs (MRGs) that create the potential for indestructible pathogens. Researchers have been studying why multidrug resi...
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