Sink to River - River to Tap - A review of potential risks from nano-particles & microplastics
Project Status - Project submitted as Complete
Category - Drinking Water
With regards to nanoparticles:-
Establish which are thought or perceived to be of concern to water industry activities and operations. Which could have a detrimental impact on final product quality (final effluent wastewater, drinking water, biosolids)?
With regards to microplastics:-
Assess the presence, quanitity, type and possible source of these particles in wastewater
Assess changes during transport through sewerage systems
Assess changes/removal during waste-water treatment - where do they partition - sludge or effluent?
Assess changes/attenuation within river systems
Assess the presence, quantity, type and possible source of these particles in sources of drinking water
Assess the potential efficacy of water treatment processes to remove any particles found in sources of drinking water.