The presence of compounds such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment is a cause for concern as they exhibit secondary effects on non-target organisms and are also indicative of incomplete removal by wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) during water reclamation. Analytical methods and predictive models can help inform on the rates at which these contaminants enter the environment via biosolids use or wastewater effluent release to estimate the risk of adverse effects.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-67)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil and environmental engineering