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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 760915, 10 pages
Pilot-Scale Removal of Trace Steroid Hormones and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products from Municipal Wastewater Using a Heterogeneous Fenton’s Catalytic Process
1Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
2Severn Trent Water Ltd., St Martins Road, Finham, Coventry CV1 2LZ, UK
Received 24 August 2012; Revised 28 February 2013; Accepted 14 March 2013
Academic Editor: Francesco Fatone
Copyright © 2013 George Tangyie Chi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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