Abstract—Currently, the micropllutants such as antibiotics are not included in the environmental effects monitoring program for municipal wastewater effluent. This paper presents the importance of the integration of the antibiotics in EEM program. In addition, various types of the sample collection and analysis method for antibiotics monitoring are discussed. It is concluded that antibiotic monitoring program would give an insight view of the effectiveness of antibiotic removal measure of the environmental management and would be very crucial tool for finding the proper remedial actions for the wastewater treatment authorities.
Index Terms—Micropollutant, anitbiotics, environmental effect monitoring, municipal wastewater effluent, aquatic ecosystems.
The authors are with the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3V1L9, Canada (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Mofizul Islam and Qiuyan Yuan, "Emerging Concern of Micropollutants: Recommended Inclusion of Antibiotics Monitoring in the Environmental Effects Monitoring Program for Municipal Wastewater Effluents," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 399-403, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).