volume 38, issue 19, P4075-4084 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.07.015
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Thomas A. Ternes, Nadine Herrmann, Matthias Bonerz, Thomas Knacker, Hansruedi Siegrist, Adriano Joss

Abstract: Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are omnipresent in wastewater world-wide. In order to predict their sorption quantities onto sludge in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), the solid-water distribution coefficients (Kd values) of selected pharmaceuticals (antiphlogistics, estrogens, lipid regulators, anti-epileptic and cytostatic agents) and polycyclic musk fragrances (HHCB, AHTN) were determined in primary and secondary sludges taken from a German municipal WWTP. For the Kd determination, batches of…

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