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Effects of Antibiotics on Biologically Active Water Treatment Processes

EPA Grant Number: F07P31143
Title: Effects of Antibiotics on Biologically Active Water Treatment Processes
Investigators: Horstman, Valerie
Institution: Calvin College
EPA Project Officer: Boddie, Georgette
Project Period: July 25, 2007 through April 25, 2009
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2007)
Research Category: Academic Fellowships

Description:

Objective:

This project will research the effects of antibiotics on biologically active water treatment processes. It will determine the degree to which combinations of antibiotics inhibit biologically active water treatment through the inhibition of biofilm formation.

Supplemental Keywords:

Health, Scientific Discipline, Health Risk Assessment, Risk Assessments, Biochemistry, antibiotics, human exposure, biofilm formation, water quality, water treatment, human health risk

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