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Evaluation of the persistence of micropollutants through pure-oxygen activated sludge nitrification and denitrification

Water Environment Research

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DOI: 10.2175/106143005X82244

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Abstract

The persistence of pharmaceuticals, hormones, and household and industrial chemicals through a pure-oxygen activated sludge, nitrification, denitrification wastewater treatment facility was evaluated. Of the 125 micropollutants that were tested in this study, 55 compounds were detected in the untreated wastewater, and 27 compounds were detected in the disinfected effluent. The persistent compounds included surfactants, fire-retardant chemicals, pesticides, fragrance compounds, hormones, and one pharmaceutical. Physical-chemical properties of micropollutants that affected partitioning onto wastewater solids included vapor pressure and octanol-water partition coefficients.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evaluation of the persistence of micropollutants through pure-oxygen activated sludge nitrification and denitrification
Series title:
Water Environment Research
DOI:
10.2175/106143005X82244
Volume
78
Issue:
11
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Water Environment Research
First page:
2276
Last page:
2285
Number of Pages:
10