Occurrence and reduction of pharmaceuticals in the water phase at Swedish wastewater treatment plants

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Occurrence and reduction of pharmaceuticals in the water phase at Swedish wastewater treatment plants. / Falås, Per; La Cour Jansen, Jes; Ledin, Anna; Andersen, Henrik Rasmus.

In: Water Science and Technology, Vol. 66, No. 4, 2012, p. 783-791.

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Falås, Per; La Cour Jansen, Jes; Ledin, Anna; Andersen, Henrik Rasmus / Occurrence and reduction of pharmaceuticals in the water phase at Swedish wastewater treatment plants.

In: Water Science and Technology, Vol. 66, No. 4, 2012, p. 783-791.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Occurrence and reduction of pharmaceuticals in the water phase at Swedish wastewater treatment plants",
keywords = "Biological treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Wastewater treatment",
publisher = "I W A Publishing",
author = "Per Falås and {La Cour Jansen}, Jes and Anna Ledin and Andersen, {Henrik Rasmus}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.2166/wst.2012.243",
volume = "66",
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pages = "783--791",
journal = "Water Science and Technology",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Occurrence and reduction of pharmaceuticals in the water phase at Swedish wastewater treatment plants

A1 - Falås,Per

A1 - La Cour Jansen,Jes

A1 - Ledin,Anna

A1 - Andersen,Henrik Rasmus

AU - Falås,Per

AU - La Cour Jansen,Jes

AU - Ledin,Anna

AU - Andersen,Henrik Rasmus

PB - I W A Publishing

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - During the last decade, several screening programs for pharmaceuticals at Swedish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been conducted by research institutes, county councils, and wastewater treatment companies. In this study, influent and effluent concentrations compiled from these screening programs were used to assess the occurrence and reduction of non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals for human usage. The study is limited to full-scale WWTPs with biological treatment. Based on the data compiled, a total of 70 non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals have been detected, at concentrations ranging from a few ng/L to several μg/L, in the influent water. The influent concentrations were compared with the sale volumes and for many pharmaceuticals it was shown that only a small fraction of the amount sold reaches WWTPs as dissolved parent compounds. Pharmaceuticals with low reduction degrees at traditional WWTPs were identified. Further comparison based on the biological treatment showed lower reduction degrees for several pharmaceuticals in trickling filter plants compared to activated sludge plants with nitrogen removal.

AB - During the last decade, several screening programs for pharmaceuticals at Swedish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been conducted by research institutes, county councils, and wastewater treatment companies. In this study, influent and effluent concentrations compiled from these screening programs were used to assess the occurrence and reduction of non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals for human usage. The study is limited to full-scale WWTPs with biological treatment. Based on the data compiled, a total of 70 non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals have been detected, at concentrations ranging from a few ng/L to several μg/L, in the influent water. The influent concentrations were compared with the sale volumes and for many pharmaceuticals it was shown that only a small fraction of the amount sold reaches WWTPs as dissolved parent compounds. Pharmaceuticals with low reduction degrees at traditional WWTPs were identified. Further comparison based on the biological treatment showed lower reduction degrees for several pharmaceuticals in trickling filter plants compared to activated sludge plants with nitrogen removal.

KW - Biological treatment

KW - Pharmaceuticals

KW - Wastewater treatment

U2 - 10.2166/wst.2012.243

DO - 10.2166/wst.2012.243

JO - Water Science and Technology

JF - Water Science and Technology

SN - 0273-1223

IS - 4

VL - 66

SP - 783

EP - 791

ER -