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: Sep 15, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
The effective removal of unwanted chemicals in wastewater has been a challenge for many wastewater treatment plants due to inefficiency of biological treatment processes especially in cold climates like Sweden.
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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: Apr 24, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
Östman et al. (2014) investigated 24 illicit and narcotic drugs and some metabolites present in sewage treatment plants in different locations around Sweden using newly developed analytical method. This review provides only a quick view or snapshot of the drugs since only a single sample was taken in every location.
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Posted: Apr 5, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
Conventional treatment methods are not designed to remove micropollutants in the wastewater therefore high concentrations of these mixture of substances are discharged with the wastewater effluents.
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