State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2009TX325B
Title: Biotransformation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) at an effluent land application site
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2009
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 19
Focus Categories: Treatment, Wastewater, Water Quality
Keywords: effluent, biotransformation, 17β-estradiol, estrone, estriol, and 17α-ethinylestradiol, ciprofloxacin, triclosan, ibuprofen
Principal Investigator: Carr, Deborah ; Anderson, Todd
Federal Funds: $ 4,967
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,025
Abstract: Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are emerging contaminants of concern to drinking water supplies and aquatic ecosystems. This proposal addresses the ability of the soil microbial community to remove commonly occurring compounds, 17β-estradiol, estrone, estriol, and 17α-ethinylestradiol, ciprofloxacin, triclosan and ibuprofen from wastewater effluent prior to entering the groundwater or surface waters.

Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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