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Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering >> 2019, Volume 13, Issue 3 doi: 10.1007/s11783-019-1116-5

Impacts of advanced treatment processes on elimination of antibiotic resistance genes in a municipal wastewater treatment plant

1. State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology (SKLUWRE, HIT), Harbin 150090, China
2. National & Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Municipal Sewage Resource Utilization Technology, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009, China

Available online: 2019-05-05

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The distributions of ARGs were monitored in a WWTP in Harbin during six months.

CASS had the best removal efficacy of ARGs compared to other processes in the WWTP.

UV disinfection could effectively control the HGT.

AGAC significantly remove ARGs and organics due to its high absorption capacity.

Combination of ozone and AGAC significantly improve removal of ARGs and organics.

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