Removal Efficiency of Microbial Contaminants from Hospital Wastewaters

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Title:
Removal Efficiency of Microbial Contaminants from Hospital Wastewaters
Authors:
Timraz, Kenda ( 0000-0001-7193-348X )
Abstract:
This study aims to evaluate the removal efficiency of microbial contaminants from two hospitals on-site Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in Saudi Arabia. Hospital wastewaters often go untreated in Saudi Arabia as in many devolving countries, where no specific regulations are imposed regarding hospital wastewater treatment. The current guidelines are placed to ensure a safe treated wastewater quality, however, they do not regulate for pathogenic bacteria and emerging contaminants. Results from this study have detected pathogenic bacterial genera and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the sampled hospitals wastewater. And although the treatment process of one of the hospitals was able to meet current quality guidelines, the other hospital treatment process failed to meet these guidelines and disgorge of its wastewater might be cause for concern. In order to estimate the risk to the public health and the impact of discharging the treated effluent to the public sewage, a comprehensive investigation is needed that will facilitate and guide suggestions for more detailed guidelines and monitoring.
Advisors:
Hong, Pei-Ying ( 0000-0002-4474-6600 )
Committee Member:
Saikaly, Pascal ( 0000-0001-7678-3986 ) ; Pain, Arnab ( 0000-0002-1755-2819 )
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
Program:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Theses; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorHong, Pei-Yingen
dc.contributor.authorTimraz, Kendaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-06T13:29:42Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-06T13:29:42Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600682en
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to evaluate the removal efficiency of microbial contaminants from two hospitals on-site Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in Saudi Arabia. Hospital wastewaters often go untreated in Saudi Arabia as in many devolving countries, where no specific regulations are imposed regarding hospital wastewater treatment. The current guidelines are placed to ensure a safe treated wastewater quality, however, they do not regulate for pathogenic bacteria and emerging contaminants. Results from this study have detected pathogenic bacterial genera and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the sampled hospitals wastewater. And although the treatment process of one of the hospitals was able to meet current quality guidelines, the other hospital treatment process failed to meet these guidelines and disgorge of its wastewater might be cause for concern. In order to estimate the risk to the public health and the impact of discharging the treated effluent to the public sewage, a comprehensive investigation is needed that will facilitate and guide suggestions for more detailed guidelines and monitoring.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHospital Effluenten
dc.subjectWastewateren
dc.subjectHospital Influenten
dc.subjectAntimicrobial Resistanceen
dc.titleRemoval Efficiency of Microbial Contaminants from Hospital Wastewatersen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberSaikaly, Pascalen
dc.contributor.committeememberPain, Arnaben
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematics and Computational Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id132610en
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