Elimination of pharmaceuticals in sewage treatment plants in Finland.

@article{Vieno2007EliminationOP,
  title={Elimination of pharmaceuticals in sewage treatment plants in Finland.},
  author={Niina M Vieno and Tuula Anneli Tuhkanen and Leif A Kronberg},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1001-12}
}
The occurrence of eight pharmaceuticals (beta-blockers: acebutolol, atenolol, metoprolol and sotalol; antiepileptic: carbamazepine; fluoroquinolone antibiotics: ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin) were assessed in the raw and treated sewage of 12 sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Finland. The average concentrations in the raw and treated sewage ranged from 100 to 1060 ng L(-1) and from <24 to 755 ng L(-1), respectively. The average daily loads ranged from 36 to 405 mg/1000 inh and from 2 to… CONTINUE READING
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