Efficiency of Bacillus thuringiensis biofilters on 17β-estradiol removal

Abstract

This study evaluated the potential of Bacillus thuringiensis biofilters and natural substrates for removal of the natural estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2) in aqueous solutions. Filters biologically activated with this bacterium and containing rice husk ash (RHA) or activated carbon (AC) were monitored for 20 days for biofilm formation. In all samples, E2 was quantified by SPE (solid phase extraction) and LC-MS/MS (liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry). The results showed 83% removal for the biofilter containing RHA and 86% for AC, indicating the potential of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis to biodegrade E2. This study demonstrated that biofiltration can be a method used for E2 removal.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Adeel, M., Song, X., Wang, Y., Francis, D., & Yang, Y. (2017). Environmental impact of estrogens on human, animal and plant life: A critical review. Environment International, 99, 107–119. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.12.010

Aquino, S. F. de, Brandt, E. M. F., & Chernicharo, C. A. de L. (2013). Remoção de fármacos e desreguladores endócrinos em estações de tratamento de esgoto: revisão da literatura. Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental, 18(3), 187–204. doi: 10.1590/s1413-41522013000300002

Borges, R. M., Minillo, A., Lemos, E. G. de M., do Prado, H. F. A., & Tangerino, E. P. (2016). Uso de filtros de carvão ativado granular associado a microrganismos para remoção de fármacos no tratamento de água de abastecimento. Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental, 21(4), 709–720. doi: 10.1590/S1413-41522016118787

Bundy, M. M., Doucette, W. J., McNeill, L., & Ericson, J. F. (2007). Removal of pharmaceuticals and related compounds by a bench-scale drinking water treatment system. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, 56(2), 105–115. doi: 10.2166/aqua.2007.091

Campanha, M. B., Awan, A. T., de Sousa, D. N. R., Grosseli, G. M., Mozeto, A. A., & Fadini, P. S. (2015). A 3-year study on occurrence of emerging contaminants in an urban stream of São Paulo State of Southeast Brazil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(10), 7936–7947. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-014-3929-x

Campos, J. M., Queiroz, S. C. N., & Roston, D. M. (2019). Removal of the endocrine disruptors ethinyl estradiol, bisphenol a, and levonorgestrel by a laboratory scale subsurface constructed wetlands. Science of The Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.320

Czajka, C. P., & Londry, K. L. (2006). Anaerobic biotransformation of estrogens. Science of the Total Environment, 367(2–3), 932–941. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.01.021

Ferreira, L., Rosales, E., Danko, A. S., Sanromán, M. A., & Pazos, M. M. (2016). Bacillus thuringiensis a promising bacterium for degrading emerging pollutants. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 101, 19–26. doi: 10.1016/j.psep.2015.05.003

Fu, Y., Shen, Y., Zhang, Z., Ge, X., & Chen, M. (2019). Activated bio-chars derived from rice husk via one- and two-step KOH-catalyzed pyrolysis for phenol adsorption. Science of the Total Environment, 646, 1567–1577. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.423

Ghiselli, G., & Jardim, W. F. (2007). Interferentes endócrinos no ambiente. Quimica Nova, 30(3), 695–706. doi: 10.1590/S0100-40422007000300032

Kieling, A. G. (2016). Adsorção de BTEX - Benzeno, Tolueno, Etilbenzeno e Xileno - em cinza de casca de arroz e carvão ativado. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Li, J., Han, X., Brandt, B. W., Zhou, Q., Ciric, L., & Campos, L. C. (2019). Physico-chemical and biological aspects of a serially connected lab-scale constructed wetland-stabilization tank-GAC slow sand filtration system during removal of selected PPCPs. Chemical Engineering Journal, 369(January), 1109–1118. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.03.105
Machado, K. S. (2010). Determinação de hormônios sexuais femininos na bacia do Alto Iguaçu, região metropolitana de Curitiba-PR. Universidade Federal do Paraná.

Montagner, C., Sodré, F., Acayaba, R., Vidal, C., Campestrini, I., Locatelli, M., … Jardim, W. (2019). Ten Years-Snapshot of the Occurrence of Emerging Contaminants in Drinking, Surface and Ground Waters and Wastewaters from São Paulo State, Brazil. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 30(3), 614–632. doi: 10.21577/0103-5053.20180232

Nazari, E., & Suja, F. (2016). Effects of 17β-estradiol (E2) on aqueous organisms and its treatment problem: A review. Reviews on Environmental Health, 31(4), 465–491. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2016-0040

Ngah, W. S. W., & Hanafiah, M. A. K. M. (2008). Removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater by chemically modified plant wastes as adsorbents: A review. Bioresource Technology, 99(10), 3935–3948. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2007.06.011

Riva, F., Castiglioni, S., Fattore, E., Manenti, A., Davoli, E., & Zuccato, E. (2018). Monitoring emerging contaminants in the drinking water of Milan and assessment of the human risk. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 221(3), 451–457. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.01.008

Sbardella, L., Comas, J., Fenu, A., Rodriguez-Roda, I., & Weemaes, M. (2018). Advanced biological activated carbon filter for removing pharmaceutically active compounds from treated wastewater. Science of the Total Environment, 636, 519–529. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.214

Simpson, D. R. (2008). Biofilm processes in biologically active carbon water purification. Water Research, 42(12), 2839–2848. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.02.025

Spohr, D. L., Cirio, E., Pizzolato, T. M., & Ruschel, C. K. (2014). Utilização de microrganismos na degradação de hormônios estrógenos. Revista Liberato, 15(24), 155–166. doi: 10.31514/rliberato.2014v15n24.p155

Vilela, C. L. S., Bassin, J. P., & Peixoto, R. S. (2018). Water contamination by endocrine disruptors: Impacts, microbiological aspects and trends for environmental protection. Environmental Pollution, 235, 546–559. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.12.098

Westphalen, A. P. C., Corção, G., & Benetti, A. D. (2016). Utilização de carvão ativado biológico para o tratamento de água para consumo humano. Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental, 21(3), 425–436. doi: 10.1590/S1413-41522016143108

Ying, G. G., Kookana, R. S., & Ru, Y. J. (2002). Occurrence and fate of hormone steroids in the environment. Environment International, 28(6), 545–551. doi: 10.1016/S0160-4120(02)00075-2
Published
2020-05-25
How to Cite
SCHMITT, Graziela Tais; KIELING, Amanda Gonçalves; CAETANO, Marcelo Oliveira. Efficiency of Bacillus thuringiensis biofilters on 17β-estradiol removal. Acta Brasiliensis, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 128-132, may 2020. ISSN 2526-4338. Available at: <http://revistas.ufcg.edu.br/ActaBra/index.php/actabra/article/view/295>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22571/2526-4338295.
Section
Environmental Chemistry