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- Treatment Of Micropollutants In Water And Wastewater
Urban waste waters are increasingly contaminated with organic substances such as biocides, endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), personal care products (PCPs) and pharmaceutical substances. These contaminants, with their known or potential harmfulness for aquatic ecosystems and human health, have become a major issue for the Water Utilities. Various studies over recent years have shown that treated municipal wastewater contributes significantly to water pollution from micropollutants. This contamination can be minimized by upgrading current wastewater treatment plants to include an additional treatment step. Through improved methods of chemical analysis, micropollutants, e.g. pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds are increasingly being detected in our water bodies. In most cases these enter the wastewater after being excreted in urine and faeces. In the sewage plant, a part of the substances is eliminated via sorption and biological degradation. The rest is discharged with the treated effluent. In surface water and during bank infiltration further elimination is observed but some micropollutants persist, acting as wastewater tracer in groundwater and are also detected in drinking water. This book describes possible measures for eliminating trace organics in waste and drinking water treatment. These include on the one hand, permanent measures at the source such as an ecolabel for pharmaceuticals and personal care products as well as the separate treatment of strongly polluted wastewater, e.g. in hospital or industry.
AUTOR: Ronaldinho, Diego
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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