Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment costs by type 2015

This statistic displays the cost of wastewater treatments for the reduction of pharmaceutical residues in 2015, based on studies made in Sweden, broken down by major technology. As of this time, the cost of traditional wastewater treatment was about 0.17 euros per cubic meter. However, this method leaves almost half of pharmaceutical residues in the water after treatment.

Cost of wastewater treatment to reduce pharmaceutical residues in 2015, by technology (in euros per cubic meter)*

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Release date

May 2015


Worldwide, Sweden

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Supplementary notes

* This statistic is based on the monitoring of pharmaceutical residue in the waters of Stockholm.
1 Euro equaled approximately 1.09 U.S. dollars (as of December 2015).

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