Removal and fate of emerging contaminants combining biological, flocculation and membrane treatments.

@article{MeloGuimares2013RemovalAF,
  title={Removal and fate of emerging contaminants combining biological, flocculation and membrane treatments.},
  author={Anemir Melo-Guimar{\~a}es and Francisco J Torner-Morales and Juan C Dur{\'a}n-{\'A}lvarez and Blanca E Jim{\'e}nez-Cisneros},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={877-85}
}
An experimental study combining biological treatment with flocculation (F) and ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technology was conducted, separately and in combination, seeking to increase insight into the capability of such treatment processes to remove emerging contaminants (ECs). The occurrence and removal efficiencies of 17 ECs are reported for wastewater from Mexico City. Results showed that activated sludge (AS) is the predominant process for removing acidic pharmaceutical compounds, and the… CONTINUE READING