Fate and removal of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in conventional and membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plants and by riverbank filtration.

@article{Petrovc2009FateAR,
  title={Fate and removal of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in conventional and membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plants and by riverbank filtration.},
  author={Mira Petrov{\'i}c and Maria Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez de Alda and S{\'i}lvia D{\'i}az-Cruz and Cristina Postigo and Jelena Radjenovic and Meritxell Gros and Dami{\'a} Barcel{\'o}},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={367 1904},
  pages={3979-4003}
}
Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and drugs of abuse (DAs) are two important groups of emerging environmental contaminants that have raised an increasing interest in the scientific community. A number of studies revealed their presence in the environment. This is mainly due to the fact that some compounds are not efficiently removed during wastewater treatment processes, being able to reach surface and groundwater and subsequently, drinking waters. This paper reviews the data regarding… CONTINUE READING

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