Removing Multi-resistant Bacteria from Sewage
Within the BMBF-funded HyReKA Project, KIT Studies the Spread of Antibiotics-resistant Bacteria and Develops Methods to Remove them from Water.
According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, 700 to 800 t of antibiotics are consumed annually in the field of human medicine alone. Consumption in the area of veterinary medicine even totals about 1700 t. This high consumption of antibiotics, however, leads to an increasing amount of multi-resistant bacteria that aggravate medical treatment of a disease. Via the sewage system, the resistant pathogens enter the environment and eventually return into human organisms. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) study the spread of bacteria and assess measures for their efficient removal from process sewage, such as ultra-filtration, within the HyReKA joint project. More information about "Removing Multi-resistant Bacteria from Sewage"