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The manufacturing of pharmaceuticals also produces wastes, mainly wastewaters (WWs). These WWs must be responsibly managed. Sometimes, the organic contents of these WWs are not easily removable in standard WW treatment, hence technical options must be investigated to pretreat such WWs in order to remove or destroy the recalcitrant compounds, mostly the active pharmaceutical ingredients themselves. This contribution from a pharmaceuticals company describes WW assessment and management principles, the search for pretreatment options and several case studies on WW (pre)treatment at some pharma production sites of the Roche Group.
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Keywords: ASSESSMENT; MANAGEMENT; PHARMACEUTICALS; PRETREATMENT; PRODUCTION; TREATMENT; WASTEWATER

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Group SHE (LSR), CH–4070 Basle, Switzerland; ERA Competence, Carmenstrasse 14, CH–4123 Allschwil, Switzerland;, Email: [email protected] 2: F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Site SHE (MSU), CH–4070 Basle, Switzerland 3: Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Wastewater Treatment, Nonnenwald 2, D–82377 Penzberg, Germany; 4: Produtos Roche Químicos e Farmacêuticos S. A., Site SHE, Estrada dos Bandeirantes 2020, Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro 22775-109, Brazil 5: Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Site SHE, 1100 Long Dong Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai 201203, People's Republic of China 6: F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Group SHE (LSR), CH–4070 Basle, Switzerland;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: March 1, 2020

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