Occurrence and fate of bulk organic matter and pharmaceutically active compounds in managed aquifer recharge: A review

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Title:
Occurrence and fate of bulk organic matter and pharmaceutically active compounds in managed aquifer recharge: A review
Authors:
Maeng, Sungkyu; Sharma, Saroj K.; Lekkerkerker-Teunissen, Karin; Amy, Gary L.
Abstract:
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is a natural water treatment process that induces surface water to flow in response to a hydraulic gradient through soil/sediment and into a vertical or horizontal well. It is a relatively cost-effective, robust and sustainable technology. Detailed characteristics of bulk organic matter and the occurrence and fate of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) during MAR processes such as bank filtration (BF) and artificial recharge (AR) were reviewed. Understanding the fate of bulk organic matter during BF and AR is an essential step in determining pre- and/or post-treatment requirements. Analysis of organic matter characteristics using a suite of analytical tools suggests that there is a preferential removal of non-humic substances during MAR. Different classes of PhACs were found to behave differently during BF and AR. Antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), beta blockers, and steroid hormones generally exhibited good removal efficiencies, especially for compounds having hydrophobic-neutral characteristics. However, anticonvulsants showed a persistent behavior during soil passage. There were also some redox-dependent PhACs. For example, X-ray contrast agents measured, as adsorbable organic iodine (AOI), and sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) degraded more favorably under anoxic conditions compared to oxic conditions. Phenazone-type pharmaceuticals (NSAIDs) exhibited better removal under oxic conditions. The redox transition from oxic to anoxic conditions during soil passage can enhance the removal of PhACs that are sensitive to redox conditions. In general, BF and AR can be included in a multi-barrier treatment system for the removal of PhACs. © 2011.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Water Research
Issue Date:
May-2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.watres.2011.02.017
PubMed ID:
21489592
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00431354
Sponsors:
This work was supported by EU SWITCH Project No. 018530-2 under the Sixth Framework Programme. The authors thank Veolia Water and the Berlin Water Company (BWB) for their support on data collected from their sites. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Gesche Grutzmacher from Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin.
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dc.contributor.authorMaeng, Sungkyuen
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Saroj K.en
dc.contributor.authorLekkerkerker-Teunissen, Karinen
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:35:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:35:41Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.identifier.issn00431354en
dc.identifier.pmid21489592en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.watres.2011.02.017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575678en
dc.description.abstractManaged aquifer recharge (MAR) is a natural water treatment process that induces surface water to flow in response to a hydraulic gradient through soil/sediment and into a vertical or horizontal well. It is a relatively cost-effective, robust and sustainable technology. Detailed characteristics of bulk organic matter and the occurrence and fate of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) during MAR processes such as bank filtration (BF) and artificial recharge (AR) were reviewed. Understanding the fate of bulk organic matter during BF and AR is an essential step in determining pre- and/or post-treatment requirements. Analysis of organic matter characteristics using a suite of analytical tools suggests that there is a preferential removal of non-humic substances during MAR. Different classes of PhACs were found to behave differently during BF and AR. Antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), beta blockers, and steroid hormones generally exhibited good removal efficiencies, especially for compounds having hydrophobic-neutral characteristics. However, anticonvulsants showed a persistent behavior during soil passage. There were also some redox-dependent PhACs. For example, X-ray contrast agents measured, as adsorbable organic iodine (AOI), and sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) degraded more favorably under anoxic conditions compared to oxic conditions. Phenazone-type pharmaceuticals (NSAIDs) exhibited better removal under oxic conditions. The redox transition from oxic to anoxic conditions during soil passage can enhance the removal of PhACs that are sensitive to redox conditions. In general, BF and AR can be included in a multi-barrier treatment system for the removal of PhACs. © 2011.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by EU SWITCH Project No. 018530-2 under the Sixth Framework Programme. The authors thank Veolia Water and the Berlin Water Company (BWB) for their support on data collected from their sites. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Gesche Grutzmacher from Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectArtificial rechargeen
dc.subjectBank filtrationen
dc.subjectBulk organic matteren
dc.subjectPharmaceutically active compoundsen
dc.titleOccurrence and fate of bulk organic matter and pharmaceutically active compounds in managed aquifer recharge: A reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalWater Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionWater Environment Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box. 131, Cheongryang, Seoul 130-650, South Koreaen
dc.contributor.institutionUNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, P.O. Box 3015, 2601 DA Delft, Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionTechnical University of Delft, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionDunea, P.O. Box 34, 2270 AA, Voorburg, Netherlandsen
kaust.authorAmy, Gary L.en
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