Tag Archives: PPCPs

From our bathrooms to the Whitehorse sewage lagoon: PPCPs in wastewater

Devon Yacura will talk about PPCPs at the Whitehorse sewage lagoon.
Devon Yacura will talk about PPCPs at the Whitehorse sewage lagoon.

In room A2206. Bring your lunch!

Meet Devon Yacura, a masters student researching where our pharmaceutical personal care products end up and what impact they have on birds.

Devon has conducted the first-ever assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) at a wastewater treatment plant in northern Canada. His study sampled water, sludge, aquatic invertebrates and algae, to evaluate the occurrence, removal efficiency, seasonal variation and bioaccumulation of PPCPs.

Currently, no guidelines exist for PPCP concentrations in effluent discharge into the environment or sludge disposal.

This data is a critical first step in establishing a baseline data set used for future research and monitoring. Continuous monitoring and research will position the Yukon as a leader in the emerging field of pharma-ecology.

Join Devon as he shares his research and takes us on a journey from our bathrooms to the Whitehorse sewage lagoon. Or if you can’t make it there in person, join the talk from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device. Email to request a web link to the live presentation.

PPCPs – occurrence at the Whitehorse sewage lagoon

Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.
Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.
Occurrence and fate of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) at the Whitehorse sewage lagoon. Devon Yacura, Master’s candidate at the University of Alberta/Yukon College

Haines Junction. Pharma-ecology: from our bathrooms to the Whitehorse sewage lagoon

Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.
Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.

Where do you go for some of the best birding in Whitehorse? The Whitehorse sewage lagoon. And while you’re there you can’t help but wonder what is in the water and how it is affecting the birds. In answer to that question, Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants. He sampled water, sludge, aquatic invertebrates and algae to find out what chemicals were present, when they were present, and how they were absorbed into the environment. Join Devon as he explores his results, and discusses how PPCPs may be affecting local wildlife – and not just in Whitehorse. Hosted by the Yukon Science Institute.

Pharma-ecology: from our bathrooms to the Whitehorse sewage lagoon

Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.
Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants.

Where do you go for some of the best birding in Whitehorse? The Whitehorse sewage lagoon. And while you’re there you can’t help but wonder what is in the water and how it is affecting the birds. In answer to that question, Devon Yacura decided to conduct an assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) – a first for Yukon wastewater treatment plants. He sampled water, sludge, aquatic invertebrates and algae to find out what chemicals were present, when they were present, and how they were absorbed into the environment. Join Devon as he explores his results, and discusses how PPCPs may be affecting local wildlife – and not just in Whitehorse. Hosted by the Yukon Science Institute.