Spatial variation of pharmaceuticals in the unit processes of full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants in Korea

Membrane bioreactor has an excellent capability for mitigation of pharmaceuticals

Dong-Jin Son; Chang-Soo Kim; Jun-Won Park; Soo-Hyung Lee; Hyen-Mi Chung; Dong-Hwan Jeong

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Membrane bioreactor has an excellent capability for mitigation of pharmaceuticals
  • Several reports have elucidated the removal of pharmaceutical residues in municipal wastewater treatment plants
  • There remains a need to determine the spatial distribution of pharmaceuticals in the unit processes of full-scale municipal WWTPs
  • Pharmaceutical mass loading were measured at various points for the different unit process and evaluated using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
  • The evaluation of the spatial variations of the selected pharmaceuticals in different unit processes provides valuable information on their behavior and removal mechanisms

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