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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Posted: Apr 23, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
Altmann, et al. (2014) compared the efficiency of ozone and powdered activated carbon (PAC) for the removal of micropollutants in secondary-treated wastewater effluents characterized by high dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2015
Categories: Full-scale studies
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Yang et al. (2011) followed the removal of 19 PPCPs over a period of 12 months in a wastewater reclamation facility in Georgia, USA. Following membrane and GAC filtration, ozonation was employed as a final treatment step of the biologically-treated effluent.
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015
Categories: Full-scale studies
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Reungoat et al. (2012) investigated 3 full-scale WWTPs in Australia employing ozonation followed by biological activated carbon (BAC) filtration to enhance the quality of the pre-treated effluents in terms of micropollutant removal and toxicity reduction.
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Posted: Feb 18, 2015
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Margot et al. (2013) investigated the removal of 70 priority micropollutants (including pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical metabolites) in 2 large-scale pilot plants at Lausanne municipal WWTP in Switzerland.
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