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Fate of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in fly larvae composting

Lalander, Cecilia and Senecal-Smith, Jenna and Gros Calvo, Meritxell and Josefsson, Sarah and Ahrens, Lutz and Wiberg, Karin and Vinnerås, Björn (2016). Fate of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in fly larvae composting. Science of the total environment. 565, 279-286
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.147

Abstract

A novel and efficient organic waste management strategy currently gaining great attention is fly larvae composting. High resource recovery efficiency can be achieved in this closed-looped system, but pharmaceuticals and pesticides in waste could potentially accumulate in every loop of the treatment system and spread to the environment. This study evaluated the fate of three pharmaceuticals (carbamazepine, roxithromycin, trimethoprim) and two pesticides (azoxystrobin, propiconazole) in a fly larvae composting system and in a control treatment with no larvae. It was found that the half-life of all five substances was shorter in the fly larvae compost (<10% of control) and no bioaccumulation was detected in the larvae. Fly larvae composting could thus impede the spread of pharmaceuticals and pesticides into the environment.

Authors/Creators:Lalander, Cecilia and Senecal-Smith, Jenna and Gros Calvo, Meritxell and Josefsson, Sarah and Ahrens, Lutz and Wiberg, Karin and Vinnerås, Björn
Title:Fate of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in fly larvae composting
Series/Journal:Science of the total environment (0048-9697)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:565
Page range:279-286
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0048-9697
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:Q Food science > Q70 Processing of agricultural wastes
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Environmental Management
Keywords:Black soldier flies, Half-life decay, Hermetia illucens, Nutrient recycling, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4206
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4206
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000378206300026
ID Code:14372
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:31 May 2017 07:58
Metadata Last Modified:25 Jun 2017 09:14

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