How WWTPs Can Remove Pharmaceuticals

How WWTPs Can Remove Pharmaceuticals

Diana Aga (right), University at Buffalo chemistry professor, and Luisa Angeles, Ph.D. candidate, in the lab. To study pharmaceuticals in wastewater, they use the system pictured to isolate chemical compounds from the wastewater. (Photo by Meredith Forrest Kulwicki)

A recent study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern U.S. reveals a mixed record when it comes to removing medicines such as antibiotics and antidepressants.

The research points to two treatment methods — granular activated carbon and ozonation — as being...

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