Degradation of antibiotics in aquaculture wastewater by bio-nanoparticles: A critical review

Mohd Noor, Nur Nabilah and Kamaruzaman, Nur Hazirah and Al-Gheethi, Adel and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Sohrab Hossain, Md. (2023) Degradation of antibiotics in aquaculture wastewater by bio-nanoparticles: A critical review. Ain Shams Engineering Journal.

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The environmental pollution caused by antibiotics has seriously affected human health and the ecosystem. Antibiotics have been known as pollutants due to their persistence and adverse impact on aquatic ecosystem. However, critical reviews for antibiotics in the wastewater and the most recent technologies used to eliminate antibiotics are very rare. The current review summarized the removal strategies for various antibiotics using photocatalysis of bio-nanoparticles and these emphases the novelty in the present work. The comparison between different methods and factors affecting the photocatalysis process was discussed. Based on the review process of the studies in the literature review it was appeared that zinc nanoparticles are among the semiconductors with a good electrical, mechanical, and optical semiconductor oxide which exhibited high efficiency in the photocatalysis process. The biosynthesized nanoparticles have high applicability in the photocatalysis of antibiotics because of of absence the toxic by-products and secondary compounds, which might have a negative effect on the environment. However, the fate of degraded antibiotics in the environment still needs more studies to confirm the absence of their activity in inducing the microbial resistance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics Photocatalysis Biosynthesis Aquaculture Wastewater
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 07:47
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 07:47

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