What is the status of our water?
Water is the most important resource in the world. However, although nearly 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, only roughly 0.007 percent of the water supplies are directly available for human use. Pharmaceuticals in particular play a significant role here.
Their active ingredients and metabolites are eliminated by people and animals and enter the water cycle via the wastewater. To these are added the expired medications which are disposed of through the toilet. Currently, the sewage treatment plants are not equipped for the removal of these substances or have long since reached the limit of their capacity. Therefore, new concepts are necessary, which also cleanse the water of these substances and thus significantly improve the quality of the water.