Emerging pollutants (EPs) refer to a class of pollutants, which are emerging in the environment or recently attracted attention. EPs mainly include pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), etc. EPs have potential threats to human health and ecological environment. In recent years, the continuous detections of EPs in surface and ground water have brought huge challenges to water treatment, and also made the treatment of EPs become an international research hotspot. This paper summarizes some research results on EPs treatment published in 2019. This paper may be helpful to understand the current situations and development trends of EP treatment technologies.
Authors: Bo Liu, Shen-Gen Zhang, Chein-Chi Chang
; Full Source: Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation 2020 Jul 24. doi: 10.1002/wer.1407.