Conventional wastewater treatment plants do not effectively remove all pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). As a result, some PPCPs enter the environment via treated wastewater discharge. Enzymatic treatment using the laccase-mediator system is a novel biochemical process that has been shown to effectively treat some PPCPs. The project investigates the efficacy of the laccase-mediator system to treat PPCPs using a process that can be easily implemented at an existing wastewater treatment plant.
Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-10-06.