Pharmaceuticals can pose a serious threat to aquatic environment and a major cause for the spread of lethal diseases. Hospital wastewater is a key source of this pollution, which local wastewater treatment plants are often ill-equipped to handle.
- Difficulty assessing health and environmental risks of hospital wastewater
- Need for secure, high-quality potable water in hospitals
- Danger of waterborne infections for hospital patients
- Need to comply with local water emissions regulations
The major objective of wastewater treatment plant is to treat the influent (untreated wastewater) generated by the hospitals and healthcare sectors before its direct release into natural environment. Hospital wastewater may have an adverse impact on environments and human health.