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Occurrence of endocrine-disrupting and other wastewater compunds during water treatment with case studies from Lincoln, Nebraska and Berlin, Germany

Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management

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DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-025X(2003)7:4(253)

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Abstract

Research on the fate and transport of endocrine-disrupting compounds and other organic wastewater compounds released into the environment and their potential presence in drinking water is in its infancy. Studies conducted during the last decade in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Berlin, Germany, indicate that removal of less polar compounds probably can be obtained through bank filtration, ground-water enrichment, and additional drinking-water and wastewater treatment processes. Polar compounds, such as atrazine and some metabolites, occur in drinking water obtained from contaminated surface water or ground water, but at concentrations generally lower than those occurring in wastewater and surface water. The results of the studies also suggest that concentrations of nonpolar estrogenic compounds decrease during drinking-water pretreatment processes such as bank filtration and ground-water enrichment.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Occurrence of endocrine-disrupting and other wastewater compunds during water treatment with case studies from Lincoln, Nebraska and Berlin, Germany
Series title:
Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management
DOI:
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-025X(2003)7:4(253)
Volume
7
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management
First page:
253
Last page:
263