Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Aquatic Environment by Membrane Technology

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products as emerging environmental contaminants have attracted increasing attention because of their potential adverse effects on humans and wildlife

Xiuzhen Wei; Xufeng Xu; Cuixia Li; Jiawei Wu; Jinyuan Chen; Bosheng Lv; Jianli Wang

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products as emerging environmental contaminants have attracted increasing attention because of their potential adverse effects on humans and wildlife
  • Traditional activated sludge treatment process used in sewage treatment plants cannot effectively remove PPCPs from water
  • This work will present a review on mechanisms, efficiency, and influence factors of PPCPs removal by ultrafiltration membranes, reverse osmosis membranes, and nanofiltration membranes
  • Ultrafiltration membranes can be used to treat wastewater that contains PPCPs if they are combined with other treatment processes
  • The removal efficiencies of PPCPs are affected by many factors, including the PPCPs characteristics, water quality conditions, and nanofiltration membrane characteristics
  • College of Environment, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China

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