Further information on the reduction of micropollutants in wastewater

Here we provide links to relevant articles and offer summaries of studies on micropollutants and its reduction from wastewater. We also discuss solutions and issues such as cost of removing pharmaceutical residue. New content will be added every month. Please feel free to comment or provide more information in any discussion.

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Surface water contamined with chemicals serve as a source for drinking water

Posted: Jan 13, 2016
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey

Surface waters, such as rivers and lakes, receive large amounts of waste water from industrial, agricultural, and domestic sources as well as from municipal sewage treatment plants. These waters, which contain unidentified substances, are typically used as the source of drinking water.

The following links of articles discussed about pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants detected in river water and how they affect water quality and the possible risks to the ecosystem.

 

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