1. L.F. Delgado, P. Charles, K. Glucina, C. Morlay, QSAR-like models: A potential tool for the selection of PhACs and EDCs for monitoring purposes in drinking water treatment systems – A review, Water Res., 46 (2012) 6196–6209.
  2. N. Collado, G. Buttiglieri, L. Ferrando-Climent, S. Rodriguez-Mozaz, D. Barceló, J. Comas, I. Rodriguez-Roda, Removal of ibuprofen and its transformation products: Experimental and simulation studies, Sci. Total Environ., 433 (2012) 296–301.
  3. D. Barceló, M. Petrovic, Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 387 (2007) 1141–1142.
  4. C. Hao, R. Clement, P. Yang, Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry of bioactive pharmaceutical compounds in the aquatic environment—a decade’s activities, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 387 (2007) 1247–1257.
  5. J.H. Kim, P.K. Park, C.H. Lee, H.H. Kwon, Surface modification of nanofiltration membranes to improve the removal of organic micro-pollutants (EDCs and PhACs) in drinking water treatment: Graft polymerization and cross-linking followed by functional group substitution, J Membr. Sci., 321 (2008) 190–198.
  6. K. Kubo, O. Arai, M. Omura, R. Watanabe, R. Ogata, S. Aou, Low dose effects of bisphenol A on sexual differentiation of the brain and behavior in rats, J. Neurosci. Res., 45 (2003) 345– 356.
  7. F. Pomati, S. Castiqlioni, E. Zuccato, R. Fanelli, D. Viqetti, C. Rossetti, D. Calamari, Effects of a complex mixture of therapeutic drugs at environmental levels on human embryonic cells, Environ. Sci. Technol., 40 (2006) 2442–2447.
  8. J.L. Liu, M.H. Wong, Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs): A review on environmental contamination in China, Environ. Int., 59 (2013) 208–224.
  9. J. Liu, G. Lu, Z. Xie, Z. Zhang, S. Li, Z. Yan, Occurrence, bioaccumulation and risk assessment of lipophilic pharmaceutically active compounds in the downstream rivers of sewage treatment plants, Sci. Total Environ., 511 (2015) 54–62.
  10. D.P. Mohapatra, S.K. Brar, R.D. Tyagi, P. Picard, R.Y. Surampalli, Analysis and advanced oxidation treatment of a persistent pharmaceutical compound in wastewater and wastewater sludge-carbamazepine, Sci. Total Environ., 470–471 (2014) 58–75.
  11. J.L. Santos, I. Aparicio, M. Callejón, E. Alonso, Occurrence of pharmaceutically active compounds during 1-year period in waste waters from four wastewater treatment plants in Seville (Spain), J. Hazard Mater., 164 (2009) 1509–1516.
  12. Q. Bu, B. Wang, J. Huang, S. Deng, G. Yu, Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the aquatic environment in China: A review, J. Hazard Mater., 262 (2013) 189–211.
  13. P. Phillips, S. Smith, D. Kolpin, S. Zaugg, H. Buxton, E. Furlong, K. Esposito, B. Stinson, Pharmaceutical formulation facilities as sources of opioids and other pharmaceuticals to wastewater treatment plant effluents, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (2010) 4910–4916.
  14. A. Joss, S. Zabczynski, A. Göbel, B. Hoffmann, D. Löffler, C.S. McArdell, T.A. Ternes, A. Thomsen, H. Siegrist, Biological degradation of pharmaceuticals in municipal wastewater treatment: Proposing a classification scheme, Water Res., 40 (2006) 1686–1696.
  15. T. Heberer, Tracking persistent pharmaceutical residues from municipal sewage to drinking water, J. Hydrol., 266 (2002) 175– 189.
  16. D. Kolpin, E. Furlong, M. Meyer, E.M. Thurman, S. Zaugg, L. Barber, H. Buxton, This pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other organic wastewater contaminants in U.S. Streams,1999–2000: A National Reconnaissance, Environ. Sci. Technol., 36 (2002) 1202–1211.
  17. A. Kruglova, P. Ahlgren, N. Korhonen, P. Rantanen, A. Mikola, R. Vahala, Biodegradation of ibuprofen, diclofenac and carbamazepine in nitrifying activated sludge under 12°C temperature conditions, Sci. Total Environ., 499 (2014) 394–401.
  18. A. Nikolaou, S. Meric, D. Fatta, Occurrence patterns of pharmaceuticals in water and wastewater environments, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 387 (2007) 1225–1234.
  19. E. Prommer, Role of codeine in palliative care, J. Opioid Manag., 7 (2011) 401–406.
  20. I.M. Paul, Therapeutic options for acute cough due to upper respiratory infections in children, Lung., 190 (2012) 41–44.
  21. I.N.C. BOARD, Estimated world requirements for 2015, Statistics for 2013, narcotic drugs, the United Nations, (2014).
  22. P.E. Stackelberg, J. Gibs, E.T. Furlong, M.T. Meyer, S.D. Zaugg, R.L. Lippincott, Efficiency of conventional drinking-water treatment processes in removal of pharmaceuticals and other organic compounds, Sci. Total Environ., 377 (2007) 255– 272.
  23. A.Y.-C. Lin, X.-H. Wang, C.-F. Lin, Impact of waste waters and hospital effluents on the occurrence of controlled substances in surface waters, Chemosphere, 81 (2010) 562–570.
  24. A.A. Atia, A.M. Donia, W.A. Al-Amrani, Adsorption/desorption behavior of acid orange 10 on magnetic silica modified with amine groups, Chem. Eng. J., 150 (2009) 55–62.
  25. S. Skandari, A. Torabian, G.N. Bidhendi, M. Baghdadi, B. Aminzadeh, Preparation of engineered carbon nanotube materials and its application in water treatment for removal of hydrophobic natural organic matter (NOM), Desal. Water Treat., (2016) 1–12.
  26. P. Majewski, A. Keegan, Surface properties and water treatment capacity of surface engineered silica coated with 3-(2-aminoethyl) a mino propyltrimethoxysilane, Appl. Surf. Sci., 258 (2012) 2454–2458.
  27. P.I. Girginova, A.L. Daniel-da-Silva, C.B. Lopes, P. Figueira, M. Otero, V.S. Amaral, E. Pereira, T. Trindade, Silica coated magnetite particles for magnetic removal of Hg2+ from water, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 345 (2010) 234–240.
  28. M.F. Sevimli, A.F. Aydin, H.Z. Sarikaya, İ. Öztürk, Characterization and treatment of effluent from opium alkaloid processing wastewater, Wat Sci. Tech., 40 (1999) 23–30.
  29. S. Beddiaf, S. Chihi, Y. Leghrieb, The determination of some crystallographic parameters of quartz, in the sand dunes of Ouargla, Algeria, J. Afr Earth Sci., 106 (2015) 129–133.
  30. P. Li, B. Gao, A. Li, H. Yang, Highly selective adsorption of dyes and arsenate from their aqueous mixtures using a silica-sand/cationized-starch composite, Micro-porous Mesoporous Mater., 263 (2018) 210–219.
  31. S.W. Nam, B.I. Jo, Y. Yoon, K.D. Zoh, Occurrence and removal of selected micro pollutants in a water treatment plant, Chemosphere, 95 (2014) 156–165.
  32. J.N. Tiwari, K. Mahesh, N.H. Le, K.C. Kemp, R. Timilsina, R.N. Tiwari, K.S. Kim, Reduced graphene oxide-based hydro gels for the efficient capture of dye pollutants from aqueous solutions, Carbon, 56 (2013) 173–182.
  33. Y.S. Ho, J.F. Porter, G.McKay, Equilibrium isotherm studies for the sorption of divalent metal ions onto peat: copper, nickel and lead single component systems, Water Air Soil Pollut., 141 (2002) 1–33.
  34. G. Vijayakumar, C. Yoo, K.G.P. Elango, M. Dharmendirakumar, Adsorption characteristics of rhodamine B from aqueous solution onto baryte, Clean, 38 (2010) 202–209.
  35. H.A. Panahi, S. Nasrollahi, Polymer brushes containing thermo sensitive and functional groups grafted onto magnetic nano-particles for interaction and extraction of famotidine in biological samples, Int J. Pharm., 476 (2014) 70–76.
  36. H.M. Marwani, H.M. Albishri, T.A. Jalal, E.M. Soliman, Study of isotherm and kinetic models of lanthanum adsorption on activated carbon loaded with recently synthesized Schiff’s base, Arab. J. Chem., 10 (2017) S1032–S1040.
  37. A.O. Dada, A.P. Olalekan, A.M. Olatunya, O. DADA, Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherms studies of equilibrium sorption of Zn2+ unto phosphoric acid modified rice husk, IOSR-JAC, 3 (2012) 38–45.
  38. H. Zheng, D. Liu, Y. Zheng, S. Liang, Z. Liu, Sorption isotherm and kinetic modeling of aniline on Cr-bentonite, J. Hazard Mater., 167 (2009) 141–147.
  39. K.Y. Foo, B.H. Hameed, Insights into the modeling of adsorption isotherm systems, Chem. Eng. J., 156 (2010) 2–10.
  40. A.O. Dada, A.P. Olalekan, A.M. Olatunya, O. Dada, Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherms studies of equilibrium sorption of Zn2+ unto phosphoric acid modified Riyce Huysk, IOSR-JAC, 3 (2012) 38–45.
  41. M.H.G. McKaya, M.T. Samadic, A.R. Rahmanic, M.S. Aminabadc, F. Nazemic Adsorption of reactive dye from aqueous solutions by compost, Desal. Water Treat., 28 (2011) 164–173.
  42. B.H. Hameed, D.K. Mahmoud, A.L. Ahmad, Equilibrium modeling and kinetic studies on the adsorption of basic dye by a low-cost adsorbent: Coconut (Cocos nucifera) bunch waste, J. Hazard Mater., 158 (2008) 65–72.
  43. H. Qiu, L. Lv, B.-C. Pan, Q.-J. Zhang, W.-M. Zhang, Q.-X. Zhang, Critical review in adsorption kinetic models, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A, 10 (2009) 716–724.
  44. I. Tsibranska, E. Hristova, Comparison of different kinetic models for adsorption of heavy metals onto activated carbon from apricot stones, Bulg. Chem. Commun., 43 (2011) 370–377.