What is it about?

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are recognized as emerging pollutants in water resources. Various treatment options have been investigated for the removal of pharmaceuticals that include both conventional (e.g., biodegradation, adsorption, activated sludge) and advanced (e.g., membrane, microfiltration, ozonation) processes. This article reviews literature for adsorptive removal of pharmaceuticals from water sources.

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The review article is important to the water treatment personals and companies working on drinking water treatment solutions. The research personals also can be benefited from this, to research further in area of organic pollutants removal from water using various. The pollutant detection and environmental personals also shall benefit from this publication,


The article is the state of the art review, that provides a well verse information on adsorptive removal of new class of water pollutants i.e pharmaceuticals. The review draws attention to emerging pollutants in water drinking industry

javaid akhtar
University of the Punjab

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This page is a summary of: A review on removal of pharmaceuticals from water by adsorption, Desalination and Water Treatment, June 2015, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1051121.
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