Drugs recovery from wastewater

Prescription drugs account for almost 10% of overall health spending in the US, totaling of 328$ billion annually. Studies show that 70-90% of the drugs we take, leave our bodies reaching to wastewater and flushed to municipal treatment plants. Many of those pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs residues, affecting plant, animal and human health when they re-enter the water cycle. This is the reason it needs to be taken care before it drains to the municipal plants.  It is likely that during the treatment process, we can recapture and re-use these pharmaceuticals. By recover a useful pharmaceuticals and their by-products from hospitals’ wastewater, we will turn the wastewater treatment, a cost-efficient procedure of a clean technology.

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