Nanoparticles for photocatalytic removal and control of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and resistant gene transfer
C. Burak Özkal1, M. Brienza2, S. Meriç1, *
Antibiotics degradation and control of antibiotic resistant bacteria by photocatalysis are studied.
Numbers of larger scale applications in real wastewater samples have to be increased.
Use of proper terminology and accurate units of treatment efficiency is essential.
In-depth research is necessary in the fields of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant treatment and antibiotic resistance genes control.
This study presents the trends and fundamentals in removal and control of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotics resistance genes (ARG) by nanoparticle based photocatalytic applications. A brief description on the effect mechanisms of nanoparticles for antimicrobial control is given. Examples on some of antibiotics versus the related ARB and ARG are provided. The recent literature is revised and a recommendatory conclusion on the usage of proper terminology and expression of the scientific findings in the field of ARG and ARB control is given as well.
To cite this article: Özkal CB, Brienza M, Meriç S. Nanoparticles for photocatalytic removal and control of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and resistant gene transfer. Journal of Desalination and Water Purification 2019;14:3-6.