JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.89, no.7, pp.1091-1102, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
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activated sludge, degradation, kinetics, modelling, pharmaceuticals, WASTE-WATER TREATMENT, RESPIROMETRIC EVALUATION, BIODEGRADATION KINETICS, PEPTONE BIODEGRADATION, MICROBIAL CULTURE, COD FRACTIONATION, ANTIBIOTICS, METABOLISM, GROWTH, MAINTENANCE
BACKGROUND: This study involved model evaluation of the acute impact of erythromycin on substrate utilization of aerobic activated sludge biomass, at sludge ages of 10 and 2 days. Acute inhibition experiments involved two fill/draw reactors, supplying the biomass, and two sets of batch reactors, which were all fed with the same peptone-meat extract mixture. Each set included a control reactor started without antibiotic addition and parallel reactors with pulse erythromycin additions.