Removal of pharmaceutical residues by Ferrate(VI)

Jia-Qian Jiang, Zhengwei Zhou

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Pharmaceuticals and their metabolites are inevitably emitted into the waters. The adverse environmental and human health effects of pharmaceutical residues in water could take place under a very low concentration range; from several µg/L to ng/L. These are challenges to the global water industries as there is no unit process specifically designed to remove these pollutants. An efficient technology is thus sought to treat these pollutants in water and waste water.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere55729
Number of pages10
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • ferrate(VI)
  • water pollution
  • removal of pollutants


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