Elimination of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)

By selectively eliminating functional chemicals (active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs)) we supply an economical tool to eliminate active pharmaceutical ingredients in pharmaceutical and chemical waste waters. In this application, we offer an array of treatments: our UV systems can oxidize the compounds like APIs or PhACs selectively and increase the bioavailability.

  • Antibiotics, such as sulfamide
  • Hormones, such as cyproteronacetate, letrozole, ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel, etc.
  • Cytostatics, such as capecitabin, etc.
  • Complex structures, such as pantopranzole, urapidil, etc.

On demand, our UV installations can also execute an advanced oxidation (AOP) of the organic ingredients including the matrix to complete the process of mineralization.

For elimination of API and PhACs you find an several cases studies here.

Link to our publications.


Elimination of cytostatic API

Elimination of cytostatic substances (Pharmaceutically active compounds) demand highest requirements to elimination technology. All cytostatic API are highly potent and are not allowed to be exposed to humans.

Cytostatic substances have to be eliminated completely.

Huge advantage of Enviolet UV Oxidation of cytostatics are low OPEX at very interesting CAPEX. Units are operating completely automatic and even can be equipped for man-less operation without any residues.

Thermal disposal like incineration for example shows costs which are higher for orders of magnitude and incineration of water can not be considered as an ecologically meaningful process.

Therefore, Enviolet offers best elimination of Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) under economic and ecologic aspects.

UV-Oxidation of hormones

Enviolet UV-Oxidation is best for elimination of hormones. Many Enviolet installations are used in pharmaceutical industry for elimination of highly potent hormones and also other Pharmaceutically active Compounds.

Enviolet-process is robust and efficient. With this process the user has available an easy and economic disposal method.

As special feature, the Enviolet-process does not need any pre-treatment, and no contaminated liquid and no solid side-streams are generated.

Publication elimination of hormones at Haupt Pharma.

Enviolet offers best elimination of Active Pharmaceutically Ingredients (API) under economic and ecologic aspects.