Occurrence of several acidic drugs in sewage treatment plants in Switzerland and risk assessment.

@article{TauxeWuersch2005OccurrenceOS,
  title={Occurrence of several acidic drugs in sewage treatment plants in Switzerland and risk assessment.},
  author={A Tauxe-Wuersch and Luiz Felippe de Alencastro and Dominique Grandjean and Joseph Tarradellas},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={1761-72}
}
The occurrence and fate of five acidic drugs (Mefenamic acid, Ibuprofen, Ketoprofen, Diclofenac and Clofibric acid) were analysed in three sewage treatment plants (STP) over 4-7 consecutive days. The results point out that the five substances were persistent in wastewater effluents after municipal wastewater treatment. At the most, half of Mefenamic acid was eliminated. Ibuprofen was well removed (80%) by one sewage treatment plant. The removal of Ibuprofen is dependent on the residence time of… CONTINUE READING
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