• Water research: electrochemical method can effectively reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance genes and horizontal metastasis

    Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) are released into the environment as emerging pollutants, increasing the risk of horizontal gene transfer (HGT). However, a limited number of studies have quantified the impact of ARB disinfection on HGT risk. On January 17, 2022, Cong Zhang of Tianjin University, John C. Crittenden of Georgia Institute of technology and others published a publication entitled “ Electrochemical flow-through disinfection reduces antibiotic resistance genes and horizontal transfer risk across bacterial species” The inactivation of Escherichia coli 10667 (SUL) and the release and…

    May 23, 2022 technology