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Removing APIs, antibiotics and EDCs from pharmaceutical wastewater by Arvia Technology

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This video from Arvia Technology (, explains what we are doing to help the pharmaceutical industry with wastewater pollution. In particular, we discuss how our technology removes APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), antibiotics and EDCs (Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals) from water.

One of the major industries we focus on is the pharmaceutical industry and they have two main problems the first is endocrine disrupters so otherwise known as edc’s where they’re getting into waste waters and causing problems to the endocrine systems in mammals and humans and then the second is the effect that antibiotics are having on the natural environment the

Result of putting high volumes or volumes of antibiotics into the environment is the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria one of the things that we can do is to look at removing those antibiotic materials and endocrine disrupting compounds from the water bacteria are becoming resistant antibiotic resistant bacteria were increasingly causing deaths across your

Weapon the main issue is the existing treatment technology that is deployed and large scale is not tailored to address the problems that these active compounds pose some of the benefits that the nayak’s technology gives to the pharmaceutical industry is that the media absorbs the contaminants the contaminants are often designed to penetrate cell walls in mammals

And as a result sticks relatively well to our media and as a result of sticking to our media we’re able to oxidize it very quickly thankfully our we’ve got fantastic technology it’s almost as if the problems of a mrs and edc’s is designed to shoot our vo-tech we can absorb these organics so effectively onto our media very very efficiently and then simultaneously

Oxidize them into nothing sulfamethoxazole antibiotic basically is used to treat lots of bacterial infections in humans if it prevails in our water then the bacteria in the environment will slowly become resistant to it so best to remove it we don’t really want to see sort of ethics as all in drinking water and we have tested all over europe actually we’re in

The drinking water and wastewater from from treatment plants the typical concentration of sulfur foxes or will be about 0.5 to what 2 1 milligrams per liter and we can effectively reduce that by 90% plus down to less than the level of protection so less than point zero five the benefits that that gives you is that you don’t have to use chemicals and most probably

Most importantly is it doesn’t produce any waste and as part of the waste and sometimes the breakdown products can be more hazardous than the original compounds that they started with one of the more interesting compounds that we’ve had quite a lot of success with lately is the triton x-100 it’s used extensively in the pharmaceutical sector however it is an

Endocrine disruptor and so when it finds its way into the watercourse is it causes problems and our via have developed our technology to the point where we can remove it very effectively from wastewater so one of the other great things about our technology is you can tune the technologies to suit the application you obviously don’t want to over treat because

That just represents cost but you can also treat all the way down to parts per trillion levels if that’s necessary for the application we are offering what a second chance we want to provide a solution to water pollution we understand the chemistry of waste waters we understand different chemicals we know how to build a solution we know what you require and we

Will give all our undivided attention to meet your target you

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Removing APIs, antibiotics and EDCs from pharmaceutical wastewater by Arvia Technology By Arvia Technology