New treatment system able to remove at least 95% of pharmaceuticals from waste water

13 septembre 2018
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The release of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in waste water from treatment plants (WWTPs) is currently not regulated anywhere in the world, with the exception of a few plants in Switzerland.
Yet thousands of PhACs or their by-products — excreted by humans — can be found in wastewater and some of these may harm biodiversity when released into waterways. For example diclofenac and oxazepam may have negative effects on aquatic species.