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: May 10, 2016
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
As revealed by many studies conducted in both pilot and full-scale it is clear that ozone, being a powerful oxidant, not only removes organics and micropollutants in the wastewater but also reduces the toxicity significantly.
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015
Categories: Full-scale studies
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
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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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
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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