The effectiveness of sewage treatment processes to remove faecal pathogens and antibiotic residues

@inproceedings{Hendricks2012TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of sewage treatment processes to remove faecal pathogens and antibiotic residues},
  author={Rahzia Hendricks and Edmund John Pool},
  booktitle={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2012}
}
Pathogens and antibiotics enter the aquatic environment via sewage effluents and may pose a health risk to wild life and humans. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of faecal bacteria, and selected antibiotic residues in raw wastewater and treated sewage effluents from three different sewage treatment plants in the Western Cape, South Africa. Sewage treatment plant 1 and 2 use older technologies, while sewage treatment plant 3 has been upgraded and membrane technologies were… CONTINUE READING

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