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Characteristics of Adsorption and Biodegradation of Tetracycline Antibiotics by Granular Activated Carbon and Biofiltration Process
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Characteristics of Adsorption and Biodegradation of Tetracycline Antibiotics by Granular Activated Carbon and Biofiltration Process
Son, Hee-Jong; Yeom, Hoon-Sik; Ryu, Dong-Choon; Jang, Seung-Ho; Son, Hyung-Sik;
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Adsorption and biodegradation performance of tetracycline antibiotic compounds such as ttetracycline (TC), oxytetracycline (OTC), minocycline (MNC), chlortetracycline (CTC), doxycycline (DXC), meclocycline (MCC), demeclocycline (DMC) on granular activated carbon (GAC) and anthracite-biofilter were evaluated in this study. Removal efficiency of seven tetracycline antibiotic compounds showed 54%~97% by GAC adsorption process (EBCT: 5~30 min). The orders of removal efficiency by GAC adsorption were tetracycline, demeclocycline, oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, doxytetracycline, meclocycline and minocycline. Removal efficiencies of seven tetracycline antibiotic compounds showed 1%~61% by anthracite biofiltration process (EBCT: 5~30 min). The highest biodegradable tetracycline antibiotic compound was minocycline, and the worst biodegradable tetracycline antibiotic compounds were oxytetracycline and demeclocycline.
Tetracycline antibiotic compounds;Granular activated carbon process;Biofiltration process;Adsorption;Biodegradation;
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