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Ecotoxicological assessments and removal technologies for pharmaceuticals in wastewaters (REMPHARMAWATER)

Objective

The presence of pharmaceuticals in the effluents from municipal sewage treatment plants (STPs) has been reported to be the major source of these biologically active compounds in the aquatic environment. Scarce indications are found in the literature about the fate of pharmaceuticals in STPs, their environmental persistence and ecotoxicity, complementary treatments to integrate with conventional biological processes.
The present project will contribute to fill this gap of knowledge by
1) assessing the presence of widely used pharmaceuticals in municipal wastewaters and their fate in treatment processes
2) assessing their refractoriness to undergo naturally occurring abiotic and biotic transformations
3) assessing the toxic effects these compounds may exert on living organisms such as algae, invertebrates and fish
4) investigating complementary biological and chemical treatments for the reduction of their concentrations in STP plants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Address
Piazzale V.tecchio 80
80125 Napoli
Italy

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
Quai Chauveau 3 Bis
69336 Lyon
GOETEBORGSREGIONENS RYAVERKSAKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Karl Ix Vaeg
41834 Goeteborg
PARCO SCIENTIFICO E TECNOLOGICO DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
Address
Area Cirene - Borgo Sabotino
04100 Latina
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
2,Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Caratheodory St. 1
26500 Patras