Fate of selected pharmaceutically active compounds during simulated riverbank filtration.

@article{DAlessio2015FateOS,
  title={Fate of selected pharmaceutically active compounds during simulated riverbank filtration.},
  author={Matteo D'Alessio and Bunnie Yoneyama and Chittaranjan Ray},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2015},
  volume={505},
  pages={615-22}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of temperature, oxygen, and organic matter on the removal of selected pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) during simulated riverbank filtration (RBF). The behavior of six PhACs (caffeine, carbamazepine, 17-β estradiol [E2], estrone [E1], gemfibrozil, and phenazone) was evaluated by small flow-through column experiments. Results from our study showed that RBF can be used to treat many of the PhACs found in environmental waters… CONTINUE READING