pharmaceutical water Articles

  • 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

  • Pharmaceuticals and water supply

    Prescription Drugs have been detected in water supply systems of major cities in the United States including Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia.  In addition, quantities of antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, and hormones are also present in the water supply (Doro-on, 2011).  These new emerging contaminants are designed with small concentrations that can generate specific health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Elimination of pharmaceuticals from the wastewater of a pharmaceutical plant

    Roche AG had commissioned the company EnviroChemie to develop a new procedure for a new production facility in Mexico, which prevents the undesired release of ecotoxicologi-cally contaminating drugs into the environment and eliminates pharmaceuticals in the wastewater directly at the point of origin, even before the\ enter the general sewage treatment plant. In the first step, the three different ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Elimination of pharmaceuticals from the wastewater of a pharmaceutical plant

    Efficient decomposition of pharmaceuticals through ozonisation Roche AG had commissioned the company Envi-roChemie to develop a new procedure for a new production facility in Mexico, which prevents the undesired release of ecotoxicologically contaminating drugs into the environment and eliminates pharmaceuticals in the wastewater directly at the point of origin, even before they enter ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • 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

  • Challenge #1 - Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology

    A leading and growing 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Case Study

    Background Janssen (formerly Centocor Inc), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, runs a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Cork, Republic of Ireland. The plant consists of a 10,000m² production building along with a central utilities building, a laboratory and administration block, waste water treatment plant and warehousing/storage. The facility ...


    By Scannell Solutions Limited

  • Derivation of water quality guidelines for priority pharmaceuticals

    Pharmaceuticals can enter freshwater and affect aquatic ecosystem health. Although toxicity tests have been carried out for the commonly used pharmaceuticals, evidence‐based water quality guidelines have not been derived. High reliability water quality guideline values (GVs) have been derived for four pharmaceuticals, carbamazepine, diclofenac, fluoxetine and propanolol in fresh waters using a ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Survey of human pharmaceuticals in drinking water in the Czech Republic

    The first large-scale assessment of pharmaceuticals in drinking water in the Czech Republic (CR) focused on the detection of five substances. Samples were collected from public water systems supplying 5.3 million people, 50.5% of the Czech population. In the initial survey of tap water from 92 major supply zones using mostly surface water, no pharmaceutical exceeded the limit of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alcohol scrubbing pharmaceutical manufacturing 105

    A New York based pharmaceutical manufacturer’s pill coating operation required ventilation to keep the isopropanol levels in the dryers from reaching LEL concentrations. Due to the high volatility of the alcohol, it was necessary to use a once through with water to absorb the hot, high concentrations of isopropanol. A vertical tray scrubber (Model VTS) was utilized in order to optimize the ...

  • 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.

  • Pharmaceutical residues in the northern Norwegian environment

    Surprisingly high concentrations of pharmaceutical residues are found in sewage water and sea water in the Arctic environment of Northern Norway. That’s one of the conclusions in a joint science project under the leadership of ...

  • Presence and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in surface water and drinking water

    Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been detected in surface waters in the nano- to microgram per liter range, and in drinking water in the nanogram/L range. The environmental risks of pharmaceuticals in surface waters have been evaluated and generally found to be low if the wastewater is treated before release to the environment. The human health risks of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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. ...

  • Cooling water temperature decreases at pharmaceutical facility case study

    A large pharmaceutical manufacturer in Puerto Rico was experiencing severe scaling problems in its cooling tower/chiller systems resulting in decreased performance and efficiency. RYDLYME approach 1,320 gallons of RYDLYME circulated through the system for 24 hours followed by thorough water flush. RYDLYME results After the 24-hour ...

  • Pharmaceutical occurrence in groundwater and surface waters in forests land‐applied with municipal wastewater

    The occurrence and fate of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment are of increasing public importance due to their ubiquitous nature and documented effects on wildlife, ecosystems, and potentially humans. One potential, yet undefined, source of entry of pharmaceuticals into the environment is via the land application of municipal wastewater onto permitted lands. The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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