PhaRem – Development and application of a system based on advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of hospital wastewaters in order to remove pharmaceutical compounds with high persistence in aquatic environment

Leading organisations:
University Hospital of Ioannina, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali", Regional Hospital of Vlore, Regional Council of Vlora, and Decentralized Administration of Epirus - Western Macedonia


Geographic Area:
Southeastern Europe


To establish an innovative mechanism for the secondary treatment of hospital wastewaters in Ioannina and Vlore hospitals with the use of advanced oxidation processes.

Target audience:
Hospitals, Hospitals/health system stakeholders, and Scientists

Area of interest:
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, Wastewater, and Water treatment technologies


Main outputs:
a) A consistent monitoring mechanism of pharmaceutical compounds in the effluents of wastewater treatment plants.
b) An inclusive long term pilot study on the efficiency, both technical and financial, of the proposed mechanism
c) Creation of a permanent mechanism in order to support the sustainability of the project results.

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HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.