Anaerobic Treatment of Antibiotics, Toxicity Removal and Biogas Production

Celebi H., SPONZA D. T.

14th National Biomedical Engineering Meeting, İzmir, Turkey, 20 - 22 May 2009, pp.336-339 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/biyomut.2009.5130334
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-339
  • Keywords: Anaerobic Treatment, Amoxycillin, Erythromycin, Oxytetracyline, Tylosin, Daphnia magna(water flea), PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE-WATER, REACTOR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The performance of AMCBR reactor was monitored at a HRT of 1.5 days and at a organic loading rate of 3.2 kgCOD/m3day. The removal efficiencies of antibiotics were 89%, 90%, 91% and 88% respectively, after 30 days of operation period. The COD removal efficiencies were 90%, 91%, 92% and 89%. The total methane production was 10.841 l/day, while the methane percentage of total gas were 56%, 60%, 70%, 61% for Amoxycillin, Oxytetracycline, Tylosin and Erythromycin antibiotics, respectively. The EC(50) values of the aforementioned antibiotics were 1.5, 2 and 1 mg/l respectively, with acute toxicity test carried out using Daphnia manga.