Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) has become a serious threat to the environment and public health worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Wastewater has been recognized as one of the sources of releasing AMR elements into aquatic environments. Advanced wastewater treatment (AWWT) is now emerging as an effective treatment to remove pharmaceuticals from wastewater. However, lab scale studies show that AMR survives and regrows in higher concentrations after applying one of the most promising AWWT, ozonation. To confirm whether ozonation will be a risk on the spread of AMR, a project has been set up to quantify antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes on ozonated wastewater.
Type of project: BSc or MSc thesis or internship
Starting date: September – November 2022
Duration: 6-9 months
Location: Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)
How to apply
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