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AcknowledgmentsThis research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) – Research Funding Program: ARCHIMEDES III. Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund.
Ibuprofen; Pharmaceuticals; Water treatment; Adsorption; Activated carbon; Langmuir model
1. Introduction
The occurrence of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment γ-Secretase inhibitor IX drawing the attention of the scientific community nowadays. Emerging contaminants include surfactants, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, illicit drugs and many other groups of compounds, which are still partially regulated or for which the evidences of toxicity have been collected only recently [1]. In particular, the presence of pharmaceutical compounds (PhCs) in water effluents, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), is becoming a major concern because lateral roots can have adverse effects on human health and on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, because of chronical exposure even at low concentration [2].