WRF Compounds of Emerging Concern Research

This chart lists completed reports and ongoing research efforts for WRF's Compounds of Emerging Concern program. The timeframe is primarily from the past seven years. To search for older Compounds of Emerging Concern reports, go to www.werf.org/search and enter "trace organics" or another related topic, or just enter a project or report number if you know it.

 Completed Projects

 
 
 
 Title
Executive
Summary (PDF)
 Number

 Year Completed

 
Evaluating Fate Mechanisms of Selected Compounds of Concern in Biological Nutrient Removal Treatment Systems

  U2R13   2018
 
Occurrence, Proliferation, and Persistence of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance during Wastewater Treatment

   WERF1C15 2018 
 
White Paper – Microplastics in Aquatic Systems: An Assessment of Risk

   CEC7R17 2017 

Testing and Refinement of the Trace Organics Screening Tool

 Download CEC6R12  2017 

Identification of the ‘Active’ Fraction and Metabolic Pathways in Trace Organic Compounds Removal Using Stable Isotope Probing
 
   U2R12  2016
WERF/WRF Publications       

Removal of Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs) From the Groundwater Sources of Drinking Water via Granular Activated Carbon Treatment

   INFR1SG09j/4440 2015 

Reducing Volatile Disinfection By-Products in Treated Drinking Water Using Aeration Technologies 

   INFR1SG09k/4441  2015
Ecological Effects
 
 
 
Holistic Assessment of Trace Organic Compounds in Wastewater Treatment

 Download
U3R11

 
2013 

Developing a Standardized Protocol for Assessing the Biodegradability of Trace Organic Contaminants

 Download  U3R10
 2014
Pharmaceutical Fate Under Varying Redox Biological Treatment Environments
U1R09

2013

Testing Diagnostic Tools for Trace Organic Compounds and Multiple Stressors: Case Studies
 
CEC5R08c

2012

Diagnostic Tools to Evaluate Impacts of Trace Organic Compounds
CEC5R08

2011

Diagnostic Tools to Evaluate Impacts of Trace Organic Compounds: Prioritization Framework for Trace Organic Compounds
CEC5R08a

2010

Development of Diagnostic Tools for Trace Organic Compounds and Multiple Stressors
CEC5R08b

2010

Testing Diagnostic Tools for Trace Organic Compounds and Multiple Stressors: Case Studies
CEC5R08c

2010

Solids (Sludge) Treatment
 
 

Gathering Unpublished Data for Chemicals Detected in Biosolids

TOBI1T11
2012

Trace Organic Chemicals in Biosolids-Amended Soils: State of the Science Review

SRSK5T09
2011
Wastewater Treatment
 
 

Demonstrating Advanced Oxidation/Biofiltration for Pharmaceutical Removal in Wastewater

 Download U2R11 2014
Pharmaceutical Fate Under Varying Redox Biological Treatment Environments
U1R09

2013


Demonstrating Advanced Oxidation with Biodegradation for Removal of Carbamazepine

INFR6SG09
2012

Actiflo Carb Process in the Removal of Pharmaceutical and PPCPs and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Within a Conventional Wastewater Treatment Line (Supplemental Report)

CEC4R08a
2012

Treatment Processes for Removal of Wastewater Contaminants

INFR8SG09
2012
Trace Organic Compounds Removal during Wastewater Treatment - Categorizing Wastewater Treatment Processes by their Efficacy in Reduction of a Suite of Indicator TOrC
CEC4R08

2012

Disinfecting and Stabilizing Biosolids Using E-Beam and Chemical Oxidants
U4R06

2010

Performance Dynamics of Trace Organic Chemicals in Onsite Treatment Units and Systems
DEC14U06

2010

Fate of Estrogenic Compounds During Municipal Sludge Stabilization and Dewatering
04-HHE-6

2010

Testing Diagnostic Tools for Trace Organic Compounds and Multiple Stressors: Case Studies
CEC5R08c

2010

Evaluation of QSPR Techniques for Wastewater Treatment Processes
U2R07

2010

Development of Indicators and Surrogates for Chemical Contaminant Removal during Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation
04-HHE-1CO

2009

Technical Brief: Trace Organics Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
 
CEC3R07

2008

Disinfection of Wastewater Effluent: Comparison of Alternative Technologies
04-HHE-4

2008

Moving Towards an Innovative DNA Technology for Detection of Pharmaceuticals in Reclaimed Water
01-HHE-21T

2007

Rejection of Wastewater-Derived Micropollutants in High-Pressure Membrane Applications Leading to Indirect Potable Reuse    WRRF-02-01  2006
Removal of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Water Reclamation Processes
01-HHE-20T

2006

Technical Brief, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
04-WEM-6

2005

Fate and Transport
 
 
Attenuation of PPCP/EDCs through Golf Courses using Reuse Water
WERF1C08

2011

Fate of Estrogenic Compounds During Municipal Sludge Stabilization and Dewatering
04-HHE-6

2010

Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Through Municipal Wastewater Treatment Processes
03-CTS-22UR

2007

Technical Brief, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
04-WEM-6

2005

Occurrence
 
 
Contributions of Household Chemicals to Sewage and Their Relevance to Municipal Wastewater Systems and the Environment
03-CTS-21UR

2009

Technical Brief: Trace Organics Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
 
CEC3R07

2008

Technical Brief, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
04-WEM-6

2005

Analytical
 
 
Technical Brief: Trace Organics Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
 
CEC3R07

2008

Online Methods for Evaluating the Safety of Reclaimed Water
01-HHE-4a

2007

In Vitro Bioassays to Detect Estrogenic Activity in Environmental Waters (Literature Review)
03-HHE-4T

2006

Technical Brief, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
04-WEM-6

2005

Communication
 
 
Communication Principles and Practices, Public Perception, and Message Effectiveness
CEC2C08

2009

Technical Brief: Trace Organics Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
 
CEC3R07

2008

Technical Brief, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Implications for Wastewater Treatment
04-WEM-6

2005

Ongoing Projects

 
 
Number

Expected Completion