Removal of cosmetic ingredients and pharmaceuticals in sewage primary treatment.

  title={Removal of cosmetic ingredients and pharmaceuticals in sewage primary treatment.},
  author={Marta Carballa and Francisco Omil and Juan Manuel Lema},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={39 19},
Two physico-chemical processes, coagulation-flocculation and flotation, have been assessed for enhancing the removal of some selected pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) present in sewage. Eight compounds, representative of three main groups of PPCPs according to their physico-chemical properties, have been selected: lipophilic compounds (the synthetic musks Galaxolide and Tonalide), neutral compounds (the tranquillizer Diazepam and the antiepileptic Carbamazepine) and acidic… CONTINUE READING


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