Removal of pharmaceuticals in microcosm constructed wetlands using Typha spp. and LECA.

  title={Removal of pharmaceuticals in microcosm constructed wetlands using Typha spp. and LECA.},
  author={Ana V Dordio and Ana P Carvalho and Dora Martins Teixeira and Cristina Maria Barrocas Dias and Ana Paula Almeida Rocha Pinto},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={101 3},
Microcosm constructed wetlands systems established with a matrix of light expanded clay aggregates (LECA) and planted with Typha spp. were used to evaluate their ability to remove pharmaceuticals ibuprofen, carbamazepine and clofibric acid from wastewaters. Seasonal variability of these systems' performances was also evaluated. Overall, removal efficiencies of 96%, 97% and 75% for ibuprofen, carbamazepine and clofibric acid, respectively, were achieved under summer conditions after a retention… CONTINUE READING

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