Pharmaceutical Waste Water Management (WWM): A Review

Md Ferdous Zaman, Most Sharmin Akter, Imrose Bin Muhit

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The wastewater which is generated from the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh is a big concern for the environment nowadays. There is an enormous amount of the pollutants that is being dumped constantly from various pharmaceutical industries which causes severe damages to the environment and public health. Because, it contains high organics as well as inorganic loadings, that’s why it demands proper treatment before final disposal to the environment. This paper contains a review of the hazard that may cause to the environment due to the disposal of untreated pharmaceutical wastewater. It also proposes an assessment of the treatment and disposal systems that are being used by all developed world for treating pharmaceutical wastewater. Moreover, a discussion about the efficiency of currently used methods and the future development make this paper a special contribution to the wastewater management sector of Bangladesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conferences on Advances in Civil Engineering (ICACE-2014)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering - Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Duration: 26 Dec 201428 Dec 2014


Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering


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