Comparison between several reactors with Trametes versicolor immobilized on lignocellulosic support for the continuous treatments of hospital wastewater

J. Torán, P. Blánquez, G. Caminal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

© 2017 Hospital wastewater is a major source of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs), which are not all removed in conventional wastewater treatment plants. White rot fungi can degrade PhACs, but their application has been limited to non-sterile conditions due to the competition with other microorganisms for growth. In this study, immobilization of Trametes versicolor on different lignocellulosic supports was studied as strategy to ensure fungal survival under continuous treatment conditions. A fluidized bed reactor and a trickling packed-bed reactor with T. versicolor immobilized on pallet wood were employed for the removal of ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen. Best results were obtained with the trickling packed-bed reactor, which operated for 49 days with high removal values in real hospital wastewater.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-974
JournalAgricultural Wastes
Volume243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Fungal bioreactor
  • Lignocellulosic support
  • Pharmaceutically active compounds

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Comparison between several reactors with Trametes versicolor immobilized on lignocellulosic support for the continuous treatments of hospital wastewater'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this