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Assessment of Emerging Pollutants of Concern (EPOCs) in Wastewater Influent and Effluent and Receiving Waters of South Florida

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Project Investigator: Arthur C. Lietz

Project Start Date: 2003 End Date: 2005


Summary

This study will identify emerging pollutants of concern that are present in wastewater influent and effluent at the South Dade wastewater treatment plant, and determine whether the identified contaminants are removed during treatment.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to conduct a study to 1) identify emerging pollutants of concern (EPOCs) that are present in wastewater influent and effluent at the South Dade wastewater treatment plant and 2) determine whether the identified contaminants are removed during treatment. To accomplish this task, the USGS shall collect wastewater and ambient water samples. The wastewater water samples will be analyzed for the antibiotic, pharmaceutical, household and industrial wastewater products, and a subset of the hormones identified in USGS Open File Report 02-94.

The purpose of this study is to provide insight to the following questions:

  1. What EPOCs are present in the influent and effluent of the South Dade Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)?
  2. What is the extent of removal of EPOCs at the South Dade WWTP and its existing Reuse facility?
  3. What are the potential removal methods that could be applied in principal to remove EPOCs from reuse water?
  4. What future monitoring and assessment of EPOCs, if any, should be carried out at the planned South-Miami Dade Wastewater Reuse Pilot test facility?

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