Weimar, Germany - January 10th - 11th, 2019

The 8th IBBA workshop addressed antibiotics in manure and digestate – their effects on the environment, the challenges of analysis and whether or not anaerobic digestion can provide improvement

The workshop is part of a Thuringian project called ABIOTEC, which aims to improve analysis of antibiotics and manure utilization

In modern animal husbandry, antibiotic agents are used therapeutically or preventively to protect the animals. Through the manure and other fertilizers, these are proportionately transported to the cultivated soils. Can the chemical-analytical detection of antibiotics in manure be improved? Can the microbial degradation of these substances be accelerated – for example by means of anaerobic digestion? Experts on the topic of antibiotics, their degradation and transformation products will share their research experience.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

13:00

Snacks / light lunch

14:00

Welcome to the 8th Inter Baltic Biogas Arena Workshop

Prof. Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management and Energy, Germany 

14:20

Keynote: Fate and effects of veterinary medicines emitted to the environment in manure and slurries

Professor Alistair B A Boxall, University of York, UK

14:50

Introduction ABIOTEC and Workshop goals

Dr. rer. nat. E.- Peter Kulle, MFPA Weimar, Germany

15:20

Introduction MFPA Weimar

Dr. Konrad Nitsche / Mr. Burkhard Danz, MFPA, Germany

15:35

Break

15:50

Manure affects the fate of antibiotics in soil

Prof. Sören Thiele-Bruhn, Trier University, Germany

16:20

Out of sight, out of mind – Fate of antibiotics in manure

Dr. Astrid Spielmeyer, Justus Liebig University, Germany

16:50

Discussion in groups on selected questions / topics

18:00

Concluding Remarks for Day 1

18:30

Dinner and Discussion

Friday, January 11th, 2018

8:30

Exploration of new methods for antibiotic detection 

Frank Schütz, MFPA Weimar, Germany

9:00

Mass spectrometric analyses of antibiotic residues in manure and digestate

Dr. Sebastian Zühlke, Dortmund University, Germany

9:30

Characterizing the fate of chemicals in AD systems using stable isotope concepts

Dr. Marcel Nikolausz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany

10:00

Break

10:20

Biotransformation of Sulfonamide Antibiotics in Activated Sludge

Dr.-cand. Stefan Achermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, Switzerland

10:50

Demonstrations in the MFPA labratories

Tobias Schnabel, MFPA, Germany

12:30

Lunch