Project #1672

A Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment Process for Producing High Quality Reuse Water-Phase 2

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Kristan VandenHeuvel
University of Nevada, Reno
Advanced Treatment
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (EDCs & PPCPs)


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.