Title

Wastewater and drinking water treatment technologies

Editors

B. W. Brooks and D. B. Huggett

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Human Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Current and Future Perspectives

Publisher

Springer

First page number:

225

Last page number:

255

Abstract

Although pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are often considered “emerging contaminants,” researchers have been aware of their ubiquity in water for decades. As early as the 1940s, scientists were aware that certain chemicals had the ability to mimic endogenous estrogens and androgens, and in 1965, Stumm-Zollinger and Fair of Harvard University published the first known report indicating that steroid hormones were not completely eliminated by wastewater treatment. In 1977, researchers from the University of Kansas published the first known report of pharmaceutical discharge from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Keywords

Endocrine disrupting chemicals in water; Drinking water – Drug content; Sewage – Purification; Water – Treatment; Water quality

Disciplines

Environmental Engineering | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Water Resource Management

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3473-3_9

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