pharmaceutical water News

  • New recommendations to reduce pharmaceuticals in water

    Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) have become ubiquitous micro-pollutants in our waters and are becoming a growing concern. As a result of a collaboration between Swedish stakeholders, recommendations have been released that aim to reduce pharmaceuticals’ impact on waterbodies. “One single stakeholder cannot alone reduce the amount of pharmaceutical residues emitted into ...

  • US drinking water contaminated by pharmaceuticals

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation has claimed. Water in 24 metropolitan areas, including Detroit, Louisville, southern California and Northern New Jersey is particularly at risk. The report says the ...

  • Manufacturing facilities release pharmaceuticals

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can be a significant source of pharmaceuticals to surface waters, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey (USGS) conducted in cooperation with the State of New York. Outflow from two wastewater treatment plants in New York that receive more than 20% of their wastewater from pharmaceutical facilities had concentrations of pharmaceuticals that ...

  • WWTP for Pharmaceutical Co

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies will design and commission a biological wastewater treatment plant to treat all effluents of an existing specialised tablets and capsules pharmaceutical manufacturing site. The core treatment is an AnoxKaldnes moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) biological treatment. The client, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with over 80 ...

  • SafEye Protects Pharmaceutical Plant

    The SafEye Duct Mounted open path gas detector has recently been employed to provide gas detection at a global pharmaceutical plant. The detector was required within the plant to detect a variety of gases, including the most dominant, acetone, ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol, toluene and isopropyl alcohol. This is to prevent the gases from building up either within a closed area or ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Drinking water of 41m Americans contaminated with pharmaceuticals

    An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. It has long been known that drugs are not wholly absorbed or broken down by the human body. Significant amounts of any medication taken eventually pass out of the body, primarily through the urine. 'People think that if ...

  • Dissolved ozone monitor for measurement of pure water in pharmaceutical industry

    Analytical Technology Inc. (ATi) announces that its Q45H/64 Dissolved Ozone Monitor enables continuous on-line monitoring and control of ozone systems in the pharmaceutical industry. The Q45H/64 Monitor from ATi helps pharmaceutical organizations to achieve compliance with regulatory frameworks in the UK and internationally. Ozone is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for the ...

  • Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

    Twelve new substances will be added to the EU priority list of those known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters under rules endorsed by MEPs on Tuesday. For the first time, three pharmaceuticals will also be included in a "watch list" of emerging pollutants that could one day be placed on the priority list. “Water policy is a long-term policy. Our citizens should have access to clean ...


    By European Commission

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry Ultrapure Water (UPW) Purchases to Reach $0.5 Billion In 2017

    The pharmaceutical industry demands for UPW for injection (WFI) and UPW for cleaning process equipment and other uses will result in purchases close to $550 million in 2019 up from $480 million in 2015. This is the latest forecast in the continually updated Ultrapure Water: World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) Some major ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Uses TOC Monitoring on GMP Water Systems

    Dennis DiBiagio, Director of Manufacturing Services at PMRS Inc., uses GE Water & Process Technologies analytical instruments. In our newest video on You Tube, Dennis discusses the Sievers 500 RL On-Line Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer which is used to monitor organics in their most important GMP water. The 500 RL Analyzer, which also measures conductivity, is touted for its reliablility ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Pharmaceutical Industry Ultrapure Water (UPW) Purchases to Reach $0.5 Billion in 2017

    The pharmaceutical industry demands for UPW for injection (WFI) and UPW for cleaning process equipment and other uses will result in purchases close to $500 million in 2017 up from $425 million this year. This is the latest forecast in the continually updated Ultrapure Water: World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Illinois governor orders state waters to be tested for pharmaceutical pollution

    Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation's drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways.  The Illinois EPA also will promote safe ways to dispose of over-the-counter, prescription ...

  • Pharmaceutical markets increase need for new water & wastewater treatment technologies

    North American pharmaceutical water, wastewater, turnkey solutions, and operations & maintenance markets look set for growth as pharmaceutical drug manufacturing practices increase need for effective water and wastewater treatment technologies and services. Current and emerging technologies and services must continue to meet regulatory demands and prepare for upcoming demands caused by ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • ARCADIS` Jane Staveley to Moderate Congressional Briefing on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

    DENVER - Jane Staveley, a Principal Environmental Scientist for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, will moderate a distinguished panel of experts on the topic of "Pharmaceuticals in Our Water: Concerns and Responses" during a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building ...


    By Arcadis

  • NACWA responds to Associated Press articles on pharmaceuticals in drinking water

    The recent series by the Associated Press on pharmaceuticals found in municipal drinking water demonstrates the need for a national strategy to manage the use and disposal of these compounds, according to the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), an organization representing nearly 300 municipal wastewater treatment plants.  NACWA members are public servants who pride ...

  • Pharmaceutical effluent to large-scale MBBR plant

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies will design and commission a biological waste water treatment plant to treat all effluents of an existing specialized tablets and capsules pharmaceutical manufacturing site to meet the local stringent water discharge regulation. The core treatment is an AnoxKaldnes MBBR biological treatment. The client, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies ...

  • Pesticides and pharmaceuticals influence riverbed communities of microbes

    Changes in complex microbial communities known as ‘biofilms’ at the bottom of rivers can reveal the effects of pesticide and pharmaceutical pollution of river water, according to a recent study. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs were found to have a significant effect on the structure and functioning of the biofilms. Human activities are contaminating surface waters with ...

  • Clay helps clean up pharmaceutical pollution

    A new study explains how modified clay could be used to clean up pharmaceutical pollution in water supplies. It may present a viable, low cost option for treatment of wastewater in constructed wetlands in particular. The study focuses on some frequently detected pharmaceuticals, including ibuprofen. Pharmaceuticals are commonly detected during water pollution monitoring. Some show up in drinking ...

  • 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 vary widely. The pharmaceutical industry is highly competitive and many organisations are often ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

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