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The Comportment Of Selected Pharmaceuticals In Sewage Treatment Plants

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030261

Volume

65

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

506 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

B. Strenn, M. Clara, 0. Gans & N. Kreuzinger

Abstract

The comportment of selected pharmaceuticals in sewage treatment plants B. ~trenn', M. ~lara', 0. ~ a n s ~ & N. ~reuzin~er' I Institute for Water Quality and Waste Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. 2 Federal Environment Agency Ltd., Vienna, Austria. Abstract The effluent of sewage treatment plants have been shown to be a significant source of pharmaceutical residuals in surface water. In order to determine and optimise the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants and derive basic knowledge on the behaviour of pharmaceuticals, different treatment steps of a municipal sewage treatment plant were investigated. Ths article deals with common pharmaceutical active compounds (PhAC) for hfferent applications which are known to occur in the effluent of wastewater treatment plants. In particular, two antibiotics (Roxithromycin, Sulfamethoxazole), two analgesicslantiphlogistics (Diclofenac, Ibuprofen), the antiepileptic Carbarnazepine, the contrast meha Iopromide, the tranqui

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