Analysis of PPCPs/EDCs for Groundwater Recharge-Reuse Program

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While recycling is a term generally applied to aluminum cans, glass bottles, and newspapers, water can be recycled as well. Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a ground water basin (referred to as ground water recharge). More from EPA Region 9 on Water Recycling and Reuse: The Environmental Benefits.

Weck Laboratories has again expanded it's target compound list for the Pharmaceutical, Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disruptors suite. With the addition of three new analytes, the suite now covers virtually all of the suggested representative contaminants from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Drinking Water Program's draft regulations for Groundwater Recharge Reuse dated August 5, 2008.

TabletsNewly Added Pharmaceuticals Amoxicillin [antibiotic] Dilantin (Phenytoin) [anticonvulsant] Iopromide [x-ray contrast agent]

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These suggested indicator chemicals are listed in endnote 5 - Additional Constituent Monitoring for Pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, and other wastewater indicator chemicals. The categories are hormones, industrial endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other chemicals

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