Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater and Its Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: environmental and food microbiology; antibiotic resistance; molecular biology
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The phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is still an emerging problem worldwide. It makes the treatment of common diseases difficult. It also increases financial demands for treatment. So, antibiotic resistance is a global socio-economic problem. Wastewater contains a mixture of different pharmaceuticals and bacteria, and so it represents an important hotspot for the development and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. These bacteria together with their genes can spread further into the environment and food chain, endangering humans and animals. At this point, it is important to focus on innovative technologies which help us to eliminate the problem of antibiotic resistance in wastewater. Therefore, the main subject of this Special Issue includes the monitoring and characterization of antibiotic resistance in wastewater and its recipients, as well as the description of novel technologies for wastewater treatment with a view to eliminating the problem of antibiotic resistance. This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that further our understanding of antimicrobial resistance in wastewater and which design novel strategies to solve this problem.
Dr. Lucia Bírošová
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- antibiotic resistance
- wastewater treatment plant
- treantment technologies
- recipient surface water
- water pollution