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Endocrine disrupting compounds removal methods from wastewater in the United Kingdom: A review

Gadupudi, China; Rice, Louis; Xiao, Libin; Kantamaneni, Komali


China Gadupudi

Louis Rice
Associate Professor in Architecture

Libin Xiao

Komali Kantamaneni


Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are contaminants with estrogenic or androgenic activity that negatively impact human and animal communities. These compounds have become one of the significant concerns for wastewater treatment in recent decades. Several studies have evaluated EDC removal methods from wastewater across the globe including the United Kingdom (UK). Accordingly, the current study reviews EDC removal methods from municipal/domestic wastewater in the United Kingdom (UK) for the period of 2010–2017. The research highlights that despite the relative efficacy of existing chemical and physical methods for removing certain EDCs from wastewater there is emerging evidence supporting the need for more widespread application of nature-based and biological approaches, particularly the use of biofilms. The analysis reveals that there have been relatively few research studies on EDC removal methods have been carried out in the UK in the 2010–2017 period and none of the research focused on EDC removal using biofilms. Finally, this review suggests that more research is needed to remove EDCs, particularly through the application of biofilms, from municipal wastewater in current scenarios.


Gadupudi, C., Rice, L., Xiao, L., & Kantamaneni, K. (in press). Endocrine disrupting compounds removal methods from wastewater in the United Kingdom: A review. Sci, 1(1), 15.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 21, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 22, 2019
Publicly Available Date Mar 22, 2019
Journal Sci
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Pages 15
Keywords wastewater treatment, temperatures, systematic review, biofilms, endocrine disrupting compounds
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