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Modelling the emerging pollutant di-clofenac with the GREAT-ER model: application to the Llobregat River Basin.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Water from the Llobregat is used to supply a significant part of the city of Barcelona. At the same time, 60 wastewater treatment plants discharge into this basin. Two field campaigns conducted in the Llobregat Catchment detected more than 80 pharmaceu-ticals in the water. Therefore, it is clear that water quality in Llobregat is a potential concern. A GIS hydrology water quality model has been applied in order to predict the concentrations of one of the pharmaceuticals, diclofenac, in the catchment. Con-sumption, excretion, and degradation data has been studied to calibrate the model. This exercise proves that it is relatively straightforward to predict the concentrations of new and emerging contaminants at basin scale. Nonetheless, the limited and inac-curate available data was a relevant obstacle in this modelling process.

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, TRITA-LWR Degree Project, ISSN 1651-064X ; 2013:08
Keyword [en]
Diclofenac; Llobregat; Predicted concentrations; GREAT-ER; Emerging Contaminants degradation
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-171819OAI: diva2:844641
Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-08-07 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved

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