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 18, 2015
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Summarized by: Susanna Rehn Hedlund

Pharmaceutical residues and other emerging substances in the effluent of sewage treatment plants

This Swedish study aims to provide a solid knowledge base on the subject of removal of pharmaceutical residue and other emerging substances. Both national and international experts have been consulted to provide a complete review.
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Posted: May 18, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
The installation and operation of advanced wastewater treatment which aims at reducing organic micropollutants left after the biological treatment, will incur additional cost of treatment. The additional treatment cost for using ozone is surprisingly low according to the following referenced studies.
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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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