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Record nummer 2233068
Titel Pharmaceutical removal: synergy between biological and chemical processes for wastewater treatment
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Henrik Arnoud de Wilt
Auteur(s) Wilt, Henrik Arnoud de (dissertant)
Uitgever Wageningen : Wageningen University
Jaar van uitgave 2018
Pagina's 197 pages figures, diagrams
Pagina's 1 online rsource (PDF, 197 pages) figures, diagrams
Annotatie(s) Includes bibliographical references. - With English, Dutch and Russian
ISBN 9789463437219; 9463437215
Tutor(s) Rijnaarts, Prof. dr. H.H.M. ; Langenhoff, Dr. A.A.M.
Promotiedatum 2018-02-02
Proefschrift nr. 6858
Samenvatting door auteur toon abstract

The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment has become a worldwide environmental concern. After administration and excretion, pharmaceuticals end up in wastewater treatment plants. These plants, typically employing biological treatment, are not designed for their removal. Hence, numerous pharmaceuticals are emitted into the environment. Chemical treatment processes like ozonation can effectively remove pharmaceuticals, however these costly processes have disadvantages such as high energy consumption and by-product formation. On the contrary, biological treatment processes are less effective for pharmaceutical removal, but can complement chemical process by for instance by-product removal.

In this dissertation the combination of biological and chemical treatment processes for pharmaceutical removal was therefore studied. We found complementariness between various combinations of biological and chemical processes, resulting in the design of cost-effective combined treatment processes for enhanced pharmaceutical removal from wastewater treatment plant effluents.

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Taal Engels
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