Brochure | July 24, 2009

Brochure: WEDECO Endocrine Disrupting Compounds by Xylem

Source: WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand
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The elimination of micropollutants from our water is a challenge more facilities are having to address. While conventional treatment processes don’t remove them completely, oxidation with ozone is proving to be one of the most efficient methods of treatment.

Pharmaceuticals help many people and animals when fighting diseases, staying healthy, or improving quality of life. Nonetheless, a large proportion of pharmaceutical agents end up in the environment via waste from bodily excretion.

Although they do not constitute an immediate hazard, it is the long-term dangers that are becoming even more significant. The effects of micropollutants and pharmaceutical substances in surface waters have already been proven in numerous large-scale studies. These effects lead to negative changes within the ecosystem.

Micropollutants in water circulation

  • Persistent substances
  • Only biodegradable to a limited extent
  • Have a negative effect on organisms
  • Cause endocrine system disturbances
  • Can spread rapidly in water supplies

 

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