Occurrence and Removal of PPCPs in Urban Wastewater

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dc.contributor.author Padhye, Lokesh en
dc.contributor.author Huang, C-H en
dc.coverage.spatial New Orleans, United States en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-15T01:34:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-10-02 en
dc.identifier.citation In Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation (pp. 3863-3878). New Orleans, United States, 29 September - 03 October 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1938-6478 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31395 en
dc.description.abstract The occurrence and removal of thirty representative pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) was investigated for the period of one year to evaluate current systems’ treatment efficacy and assess reusability for the wastewater. Results obtained show that in the wastewater influents, all but three target PPCPs are routinely detected at average total concentration of 133-139 µg/L with 30-35% of coefficient of variation; acetaminophen, DEET, caffeine, ibuprofen, and naproxen are present at the highest concentrations (> 10 µg/L). The removal efficiency by the wastewater treatment processes varies greatly among different PPCP compounds. The average removal rate was 91 ± 6% at WWTP 1 and 92 ± 4% at WWTP 2. The data indicates a seasonal dependence with higher PPCPs removal rate in warmer weather in WWTPs. The removal of PPCPs in wastewater can be correlated to the organic carbon removal. en
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dc.publisher Water Environment Federation en
dc.relation.ispartof WEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation en
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dc.title Occurrence and Removal of PPCPs in Urban Wastewater en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 3863 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Water Environment Federation en
pubs.author-url http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/wef/wefproc/2012/00002012/00000012/art00016 en
pubs.end-page 3878 en
pubs.finish-date 2012-10-03 en
pubs.start-date 2012-09-29 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 544421 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-02 en

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