Techno Press
You logged in as

Membrane Water Treatment   Volume 9, Number 2, March 2018, pages 123-128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/mwt.2018.9.2.123
 
Influence of oxytetracycline on the fate of Nitrogen species in a recirculating aquaculture system
Carl A.D. Medriano, Hyojik Yoon, Kartik Chandran, Samir K. Khanal, Jaewoo Lee, Yunchul Cho and Sungpyo Kim

 
Abstract     [Buy Article]
    Common aquaculture practices include the use of certain pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics in avoiding diseases and promoting a healthier growth of the culture. The aim of this study is to monitor and assess the influence of different low oxytetracycline concentrations on the transformation of nitrogen compounds under aeration condition in a lab-scale recirculating aquaculture system (RAS). Over 1 mg L-1 dose of oxytetracycline to aquaculture had induced ammonia(NH4-N), nitrate(NO3-N), soluble COD accumulation in RAS. In addition, nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from RAS was significantly reduced during the oxytetracycline dose periods. After ceasing the dose of oxytetracycline, ammonia oxidation and nitrous oxide re-emission were observed. This observation indicated that low concentrations of oxytetracycline could affect the nitrogen species in RAS. Also, the emission mechanisms of N2O may not be only dependent on nitrification process but also dependent on denitrification process in our RAS system.
 
Key Words
    recirculating aquaculture system (RAS); oxytetracycline; ammonia; nitrification
 
Address
Carl A.D. Medriano and Hyojik Yoon: Program in Environmental Technology and Policy, Korea University, 2511 Sejong-ro, Sejong city, Republic of Korea

Kartik Chandran: Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 500 West 120th street, New York, NY 10027, United States

Samir.K. Khanal: Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2500 Campus road, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Yunchul Cho: Department of Environmental Engineering, Daejeon University, 62 Daehak-ro, Daejeon Metropolitan city, Republic of Korea

Jaewoo Lee and Sungpyo Kim: 1.) Program in Environmental Technology and Policy, Korea University, 2511 Sejong-ro, Sejong city, Republic of Korea

4.) Department of Environmental Engineering, Korea University, 2511 Sejong-ro, Sejong city, Republic of Korea
 

Techno-Press: Publishers of international journals and conference proceedings.       Copyright © 2020 Techno Press
P.O. Box 33, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-600 Korea, Tel: +82-42-828-7996, Fax : +82-42-828-7997, Email: technop@chol.com