Global capital and O&M costs of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment by type 2014

This statistic displays the capital and operation & maintenance (O&M) cost of wastewater treatments in the pharmaceutical industry in 2014, broken down by major technology. As of this time, the capital cost of soil biotechnology ranges between 160 and 250 U.S. dollars per kiloliter per day. This treatment includes sedimentation, filtration, and a biochemical process.

Capital and O&M cost of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment worldwide in 2014, by technology

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Release date

June 2014



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Supplementary notes

DWWT: decentralized wastewater treatment O&M: operation and maintenance

* Chip capital cost of 160 U.S. dollars excluding the construction cost.
** Capital cost excludes the cost of toilet construction.

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