Research Progress on Degradation of PPCPs by Micro-Algae
Science Discovery
Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 192-198
Received: May 10, 2017; Published: May 11, 2017
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Peng Xie, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Chuan Chen, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Shih-Hsin Ho, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Jing Peng, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China; The Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Nanqi Ren, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
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Abstract
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) is currently one of the most concerned new pollutions. PPCPs is a very large system, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, lipid lowering drugs, musk and hormones, etc. Up to now, more than 3000 kinds of drugs have been developed, and the annual output of raw materials reaches 2 × 106 tons; similarly, known PPCPs also reached thousands of species, and raw materials annual output reaches 1 × 106 tons annually. In this paper the source and emission of PPCPs in municipal wastewater are summarized as well as an overview of traditional reduction theory, technology and advanced treatment process of PPCPs, Furthermore, the paper highlights the research results and progress of new technology for PPCPs removal by algae and aquatic algae, which provides a new idea for the removal of PPCPs. Finally, the paper proposes an ongoing research of algae-based PPCPs removal process in the future.
Keywords
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (Ppcps), Biodegradation, Microalgae
To cite this article
Peng Xie, Chuan Chen, Shih-Hsin Ho, Jing Peng, Nanqi Ren, Research Progress on Degradation of PPCPs by Micro-Algae, Science Discovery. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 192-198. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20170503.16
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