TRACE & TREAT
Validation Testing of Advanced Oxidation Processes for Pharmaceutical Removal from Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent
The project aims to demonstrate the applicability of advanced oxidation processes based on ozonation in combination with nature-based solutions to remove selected types of pharmaceuticals and their metabolites from wastewater treatment plant effluents.
About the project
The project aims to demonstrate the applicability of advanced oxidation processes based on ozonation in combination with nature-based solutions (artificial wetlands, bio-remediation filter, activated carbon filter) to remove selected types of pharmaceuticals and their metabolites from wastewater treatment plant effluents. The proposed project will be implemented in selected locations through a long-term demonstration of the proposed technologies to achieve min. 80% of the efficiency of removing these substances from wastewater. As part of the project, approaches will be implemented to effectively manage AOPs technologies based on ozonation for the primary removal of micropollutants and their metabolites, based on the fluctuation of the quality parameters of the purified medium. The effect of nature-based solutions (artificial wetlands, bioremediation filter, activated carbon filter) will be demonstrated.
Goals of the project
Implementation of pilot projects for the reduction of
pharmaceutical pollution of watercourses.
Reduce pharmaceutical load from source of pollution: E.g. WWTP effluent, hospitals, veterinary facilities, etc.
Indicative list of 33 pharmaceutical and hormonal substances.
Implementation of natural and nature-friendly processes to demonstrably reduce the content of pharmaceuticals in wastewater.
prof. Ing. Petr Hlavínek. CSc., MBA
AdMaS centre director, an expert in the field
of wastewater treatment
Organization and management of the project, professional supervision of the project from
a scientific and research point of view, creation
of outputs, publication activity
Ing. Taťána Halešová
Project section leader, project manager, validation method LC/MS, HPLC
Lead coordinator and project manager for the ALS Czech Republic with responsibility for all research tasks related to the successful solution
of the project and members of the research team, distribution of work throughout the project, data collection, preparation of reports,
and presentation of obtained data
Dr. Pawel Krzeminski
Coordination of the Norwegian research team, support of the Czech partner during
the implementation of the project, cooperation
on the design proposal and supervision
of the construction of the demonstration installation, analysis and discussion of the results, preparation of reports and publications, dissemination of the results