Review of ozone for water reuse applications: Toxicity, regulations, and trace organic contaminant oxidation

Daniel Gerrity, Shane A Snyder

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Increased public awareness, potential human health effects, and demonstrated impacts on aquatic ecosystems have stimulated recent interest in pharmaceuticals, personal care products (PPCPs), and endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) in water and wastewater. Due to the potential public and environmental health implications, some agencies are taking a proactive approach to controlling trace organic contaminant (TOrC) concentrations in water supplies. This review describes some of the research related to the toxicity and estrogenicity of wastewater-derived TOrCs in addition to regulatory guidance from several international agencies. This review also evaluates pilot- and full-scale studies to characterize the efficacy of ozonation for TOrC mitigation in wastewater applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-266
Number of pages14
JournalOzone: Science and Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011



  • Endocrine-disrupting compounds (edcs)
  • Full-scale
  • Ozone
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pilot-scale
  • Toxicity
  • Water reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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