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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 1731-1736
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Pharmaceutical Compounds in Wastewater: Wetland Treatment as a Potential Solution

1Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
2Worsfold Water Quality Centre Trent University, Peterborough, Ont. K9J 7B8, Canada

Received 26 August 2006; Revised 4 December 2006; Accepted 7 December 2006

Academic Editor: Karl E. Havens

Copyright © 2006 John R. White et al.

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