Modelling the fate of micropollutants in the water cycle at urban and peri-urban scale – An integrated perspective towards the impacts of water reuse

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An integrated model was developed, calibrated and validated to predict the fate of micropollutants (MPs) and the human health risks that these substances pose when wastewater is reused for agricultural purposes. Results showed that pharmaceuticals (e.g., the anti-inflammatory drug paracetamol) can form during in-sewer transit from other metabolites and posing a potential risk (Hazard Quotient for infants = 10-2) if wastewater is not treated before irrigation. The model can represent a relevant decision-support tool to plan barriers for reducing the risk associated to MPs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Jun 201920 Jun 2019
Conference number: 12


Conference12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

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