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|Title:||Improving the control of pharmaceutical compounds in WWTPs through the addition of new waste-based activated carbons|
|Authors:||Viegas, R.M. C.|
Andrade, M. A.
Carvalho, A. P.
Rosa, M. J.
|Keywords:||Adsorption;Pharmaceutical compounds;Waste-derived activated carbons|
|Abstract:||Pharmaceutical compounds (PhCs) are concerning the regulators and the general public because very little is known about their long-term and synergistic health-environmental effects. As some of these compounds are resistant to conventional wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) though prone to adsorption, the addition of powdered activated carbon (PAC) emerges as a low capital cost and efficient complementary barrier against PhCs in the treated water. This paper reports the potential application of a newly developed waste-derived PAC for PhC removal in conventional activated sludge WWTPs, during the secondary treatment. The results obtained show that a dose of 6 mg/L of PAC will assure > 80% removal of the three PhCs tested (diclofenac, carbamazepine and sulfamethoxazole).|
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