pharmaceutical industry water Articles

  • Decontamination showers for the pharmaceutical industry

    Removing contamination from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is part of the daily routine for many workers in the pharmaceutical industry. They shower when leaving laboratories, production or packing areas to prevent the escape of potentially harmful contaminants. In some instances, they may even shower before entering production areas to avoid contaminating vulnerable processes. Hughes has a ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Case Study - Pharmaceutical Industry

    A biotechnology company in New England purchased an integrated pretreatment RO/EDI system for a cGMP-validated application. Since the system integrates some of the latest technologies of membranes, UV and EDI they required someone with the expertise and experience to commission the system, train personnel and be available for consultation. Applied Water Solutions met with the owner, contractor ...

  • Environmental Profile of the Pharmaceutical Industry

     Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Pharmaceuticals in water fact sheet

    Recent events have led to a growing concern regarding trace pharmaceutical compounds found in drinking supplies across the United States. While pharmaceuticals have been detected in amounts far below the levels considered harmful to humans and there is no evidence demonstrating these pharmaceuticals pose a significant health risk to humans, we understand many consumers will want to protect their ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Water Conservation and Reuse Case Study in Pharmaceutical Industry

    A pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico was facing some uncertainty in the sustainability of its water supply for new drug products. The plant relies primarily on the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) water supply for an average of 134,000 gallons per day. Groundwater was impacted by saltwater intrusion and adjacent property contamination. The company wanted to develop a water ...

  • The Benefits Of UV Disinfection In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    The quality standards required for purified water in the production of pharmaceuticals have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of international standards. Craig Howarth, Managing Director of Hanovia Limited, introduces a number of interesting new developments in UV technology for disinfection and dechlorination. ...

  • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pharmaceuticals in the environment – global occurrences and perspectives

    Pharmaceuticals are known to occur widely in the environment of industrialized countries. In developing countries more monitoring results have recently become available, but a concise picture of measured environmental concentrations (MECs) is still elusive. Through a comprehensive literature review of 1016 original publications and 150 review articles we collected MECs for human and veterinary ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Occurrence of antibiotics in pharmaceutical industrial wastewater, wastewater treatment plant and sea waters in Tunisia

    Antibiotics are among the most commonly used group of pharmaceuticals in human medicine. They can therefore reach surface and groundwater bodies through different routes, such as wastewater treatment plant effluents, surface runoff, or infiltration of water used for agricultural purposes. It is well known that antibiotics pose a significant risk to environmental and human health, even at low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aplication of Solar Energy for Drying of Sludge from Pharmaceutical Industrial Waste Water and Probable Reuse

    Sludge, which is produced as a by-product of all treatment processes, has considerable potential as a fertilizer and soil conditioner. Many authorities now discharge the sludge after treatment directly to agricultural land in liquid form, while some others dewater and dry it first. In either case, with proper marketing, it is generally possible for an authority to earn revenue ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions

    Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final ...

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Sector Waste Review Service

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate a variety of waste streams throughout the production, supply and organisational processes. While the day-to-day activities are similar from one plant to the next, the actual processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Global pharmaceutical company achieves energy savings with GEM

    A leading global healthcare company dealing with bioscience, medication delivery and renal products has revealed that it is saving over £36,000 a year in energy costs following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM steam traps at one of its facilities.  Thermal Energy International has installed a total of 85 steam traps throughout the process plant achieving a ...

  • Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors can help meet pure steam requirements in pharmaceutical industry

    Pure SteamPure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for sterile environments. Although regional Pharmacopeias in Europe, Canada, Japan, India and China have minor differences in limits and measurement techniques, they each have similar specifications on pure steam ...

  • Desk based review of current knowledge on pharmaceuticals in drinking water and estimation of potential levels

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate commissioned this review to identify all relevant, robust studies that investigate pharmaceutical concentrations in raw or treated water, or factors affecting those concentrations. This summary of existing knowledge will be taken forward and used for the systematic evaluation of the potential for different pharmaceuticals to reach water. There are about 3000 ...

  • Pharmaceutical / Personal care product manufacturer promotes quality standards

    Challenge Pharmaceuticol manufacturers demand high qualify water with the fewest dissolved solids possible, to promote product consistency. A Canadian manufacturer of pharmaceutical/personal core products was looking to maintain water quality specifications to promote product consistency and improve product shelf life. First the source water for the manufacturing plont comes from ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Treating Industrial Water with Membrane Technology

    A variety of industries are finding that it makes sense to reevaluate the way they treat industrial process water, both to improve the quality of their products and increase the efficiency of their processes. Purification systems utilizing crossflow membrane filtration, such as reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) or ultrafiltration (UF) can be a good alternative to traditional filtration ...


  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Pharmaceuticals and other anthropogenic tracers in surface water: A randomized survey of 50 Minnesota lakes

    Water from 50 randomly selected lakes across Minnesota, USA, was analyzed for pharmaceuticals, personal care products, hormones, and other commercial or industrial chemicals in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 National Lakes Assessment. Thirty‐eight of the 125 chemicals analyzed were detected at least once, all at parts per trillion concentrations. The most widely ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Coal cinder filtration as pretreatment with biological processes to treat pharmaceutical wastewater

    This study aims at coupling coal cinder filter with biological process to improve pharmaceutical wastewater quality and reduce the disposal cost. In the coal cinder filter, the removal efficiencies of COD, BOD5, SS and color were 90±2%, 72±2%, 95±2% and 80±2%, respectively. The results attribute to the big specific surface area and strong adsorption ability. Coal cinder filter removes a large ...


    By IWA Publishing

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