Discharge of pharmaceutical products (PPs) through a conventional biological sewage treatment plant: MECs vs PECs?

@article{Coetsier2009DischargeOP,
  title={Discharge of pharmaceutical products (PPs) through a conventional biological sewage treatment plant: MECs vs PECs?},
  author={Clemence Coetsier and Sylvie Spinelli and Lifeng Lin and Beno{\^i}t Roig and Evelyne Touraud},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={787-92}
}
Pharmaceuticals for human use are consumed in significant quantities and their occurrence in aquatic systems has been reported by a number of authors. In the context of environmental risk assessment, there is an increasing interest in evaluating the discharge of pharmaceutical products to surface waters through sewage treatment plants (STP). This case study was carried out on a conventional biological treatment plant (Alès, France) and focused on a set of eleven drugs representing the main… CONTINUE READING
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