noPILLS in Glasgow, United Kingdom

GCU disseminating noPILLS results
On 7th October 2015 GCU invited to a CIWEM Event. Read more.

Primary school students testing noPILLS games at GCU
The Glasgow Caledonian University runs the Caledonian Club… Read more.

Eliminate the micropollutants – play now the online game ‘Sewer Sweeper’
The Glasgow Caledonian University has developed an online game. Read more and play.

On 10thSeptember 2015 the GCU invited to a noPILLS dissemination event
Glasgow Caledonian University presented the noPILLS results to a broader public. Read more.

noPILLS project is topic of this year’s Scottish Game Jam
Every Year the Glasgow Caledonian University runs the Scottish Game Jam as part of the Global Game Jam. Read more.

Effect of pharmaceutical residues on water habitats studied in £7 million project
Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have begun a £7 million study to raise awareness of the presence of pharmaceutical residues in waste water and to explore new methods of reducing them. Read more


noPILLS pilot project in Scotland

In Scotland, noPILLS comprises an interdisciplinary team at Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with Scottish Water. The focus of the joint work will be to engage directly with members of the public in order to establish their perceptions and attitudes towards pharmaceutical usage and disposal and whether pharmaceutical input into the environment may be reduced by raising community awareness. Field work will take place in a river catchment in central Scotland. The team will work on detecting pharmaceuticals and their environmental effects in particular sub-catchments and identifying pathways via which pharmaceutical and other micropollutants enter into the surface water. Communications and software experts are developing the use of new media, e.g. in the form of mobile phone apps, to reach young people in particular. Social scientists will investigate under which circumstances or cultural background people are willing to change their consumption and disposal habits. In recognition of the fact that advanced treatment may still be required in some circumstances and following on from promising lab scale experiments during the previous PILLS project, an innovative Ferrate technology will be tested for its efficacy to remove pharmaceuticals as a tertiary treatment after conventional wastewater treatment in the catchment.

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