Removal of Pharmaceutical Products in a Constructed Wetland


ÖZENGİN N. , ELMACI A.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.14, no.4, pp.221-229, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.15171/ijb.1223
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-229

Abstract

Background: There is growing interest in the natural and constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment. While nutrient removal in wetlands has been extensively investigated, information regarding the degradation of the pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) has only recently been emerging. PPCPs are widely distributed in urban wastewaters and can be removed to some extent by the constructed wetlands. The medium-term (3-5 years) behavior of these systems regarding PPCP removal is still unknown.