An alternative material for an effective treatment technique proposal in the light of bibliometric profile of global scientific research on antibiotic resistance and Escherichia coli

Sahin S., Akpinar I., SİVRİ N.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.192, no.11, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-020-08678-4


Antibiotic resistance is considered by the countries to be a global health issue and a huge threat to public health. The reduction of resistant microorganisms from water/wastewater is of importance in environmental sciences since they are resistant in the aquatic environment. In this study, a bibliometric analysis of literature from the field of environmental science in water ecosystems from 2015 to 2019 was carried out using the keywords "Antibiotic Resistance (AR)" and "Escherichia coli". Furthermore, using the keywords of "Fresh Water," "Sea Water," and "Waste Water," 155, 52, and 57 studies were discovered, respectively. It is found that 217 studies of the total 2115 studies investigated on AR are mostly performed in the "Waste Water" by considering human health. Given the studies, an up-to-date solution should be proposed since the release of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from wastewater treatment plants needs to be mitigated. For this reason, it is obvious that working on micro and macro ecosystems will increase the probability of solutions in antibiotic resistance. A discussion of removal techniques for coliform bacteria, particularly antibiotic resistantEscherichia coli, was presented. One of the unique values of this study is to offer an innovative solution that removing them by metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging crystalline hybrid materials. MOFs are used for environmental, biological, and food antimicrobial substances efficiently. Therefore, we can give inspiration to the future studies of antimicrobial resistance removal via adsorption using MOFs as adsorbents.