Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – The Chemical Basis for the Problem and Potential Solutions
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Microconstituents in process wastewaters, surface waters, and groundwater include a wide array of biologically-active pharmaceutical compounds which can exert significant deleterious environmental impacts to receptors.

These emerging contaminants, known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) can elicit or contribute to serious environmental consequences such as anti-microbial resistance and feminization of fish. This lecture, featuring three environmental consulting practitioners that specialize in this area, will focus on the growing global concern over the pharmaceuticals in the environment (PiE) issue and delve into the chemistry which underscores the reasons that this problem has emerged as well as the strategies which may represent the solution.

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  • Geosyntec Authors: Daniel Elliott, Joe Cleary, Matthew Basso
  • All Authors: Daniel Elliott, Joe Cleary, Matthew Basso
  • Title: American Chemical Society's (ACS) Westchester Chapter at Westchester Community College
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Waste Management and Minimization Services
  • Citation: Dan Elliott, Ph.D.; Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE; and Matt Basso, CHMM (New Jersey) presented "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – The Chemical Basis for the Problem and Potential Solutions" at a meeting of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Westchester Chapter at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York on December 5, 2019.
  • Date: December 5, 2019
  • Location: Valhalla, New York
  • Publication Type: Platform Presentation