Treatment of Cannabinoids in Wastewater Public
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Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the United States and its use is causing cannabinoids such as THC and THC-COOH to enter the environment. Water treatment plants are not designed to remove cannabinoids and removal rates are extremely variable. More research is needed to determine the chemical properties of cannabinoids and their behavior in treatment plants and the environment. Existing literature suggests a combination of activated sludge and chlorination are most effective. However, both have variable effectiveness and byproducts. Part of why so much is unknown is due to the legality of research. Finding a legal synthetic substitute for research is a priority. Based on the parameters of legality, physical structure, and functional groups CP-55940 is the most feasible.
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