ePiE technical model description
The ePiE Technical model description on the ePiE Model has been finalised
Human active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are used in large quantities, and can partly end up in the environment because they are generally not completely broken down during passage through the human body and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Pharmaceutical residues are mainly transported into the environment via the effluent of WWTPs. Although concentrations reported are generally low, adverse ecological effects caused by some pharmaceuticals are plausible considering their specific modes of action and high potency.