Removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products during activated-sludge wastewater treatment

Eric Dickenson, Jörg E. Drewes

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Abstract

The recent detection of a variety of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs), such as Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), in municipal wastewater effluent has raised concerns about the presence of these compounds in reclaimed water and the environment. The sludge retention time (SRT) is a critical operational parameter for secondary wastewater treatment that can be potentially optimized to enhance the removal of EOCs by biodegradation. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of SRT on the biodegradation of PPCPs during activated-sludge wastewater treatment using an experimental setup that consisted of a laboratory-scale flow-through activated-sludge system. The activated sludge system was operated at SRTs of 1, 5, 10, 35, 55, and 120 days and critical SRTs were determined for the removal of 18 PPCPs.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
UntertitelAhupua'a - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2008
Extern publiziertJa
VeranstaltungWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a - Honolulu, HI, USA/Vereinigte Staaten
Dauer: 12 Mai 200816 Mai 2008

Publikationsreihe

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008
Band316

Konferenz

KonferenzWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'a
Land/GebietUSA/Vereinigte Staaten
OrtHonolulu, HI
Zeitraum12/05/0816/05/08

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