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Assessing the potential of pharmaceuticals and their transformation products to cause mutagenic effects: Implications for gene expression profiling
The selection and prioritization of pharmaceuticals and their transformation products for evaluating effects on the environment and human health is a challenging task. One common approach is based on compounds (e.g., mixture ...
Environmental side effects of pharmaceutical cocktails: what we know and what we should know
Cocktails of pharmaceuticals are released in the environment after human consumption and due to the incomplete removal at the wastewater treatment plants. Pharmaceuticals are considered as contaminants of emerging concern ...
Solar/TiO^sub 2^ photocatalytic decomposition of [Beta]-blockers atenolol and propranolol in water and wastewater
The photocatalytic conversion of two &beta
Long-term wastewater irrigation of vegetables in real agricultural systems: Concentration of pharmaceuticals in soil, uptake and bioaccumulation in tomato fruits and human health risk assessment
Wastewater (WW) reuse for vegetable crops irrigation is regularly applied worldwide. Such a practice has been found to allow the uptake of pharmaceutical active compounds (PhACs) by plants and their subsequent entrance to ...
Winery wastewater purification by reverse osmosis and oxidation of the concentrate by solar photo-Fenton
•RO is considered quite efficient in purifying winery wastewater.•RO permeate fulfills the quality criteria to be used for irrigation purposes.•Toxicity and phytotoxicity of the permeate are substantially reduced by RO.•RO ...
Ultrasonic degradation, mineralization and detoxification of diclofenac in water: Optimization of operating parameters
The 20kHz ultrasound-induced degradation of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac (DCF) was investigated. Several operating conditions, such as power density (25–100W/L), substrate concentration (2.5–80mg/L), ...