Winning the Wastewater Drug War

Boleda, Rosa; Majamaa, Katariina; Aerts, Peter; Gómez, Verónica; Galceran, Teresa; Ventura, Francesc
May 2010
Pollution Engineering;May2010, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p30
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the experiments that examine the ability of different types of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in eliminating drugs of abuse under real operational conditions. It says that three types of RO membranes were tested in the study for caffeine, nicotine, codeine and amphetamine-type compounds. It presents tables that show the transition of the study including the details of the membranes, properties of the compound, and the elimination percentage for the permeates.


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