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 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 8, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
Exposure to high level of micropollutants in seawater and surface water have been shown to exhibit negative effects on fish and other marine species, as presented in the following links.
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Posted: Mar 10, 2015
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Summarized by: Gerly Hey
The following links of articles present evidence of pharmaceutical contamination in natural water and drinking water sources and their behavior in the environment.
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