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PAH removal from spiked municipal wastewater sewage sludge using biological, chemical and electrochemical treatments.

Zheng, Xue-Jing; Blais, Jean-François; Mercier, Guy; Bergeron, Mario; Drogui, Patrick (2007). PAH removal from spiked municipal wastewater sewage sludge using biological, chemical and electrochemical treatments. Chemosphere , vol. 68 , nº 6. p. 1143-1152. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.01.052.

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been widely studied due to their presence in all the environmental media and toxicity to life. These molecules are strongly adsorbed on the particulate matters of soils, sludges or sediments because of their strong hydrophobicity which makes them less bioavailability, thus limiting their bioremediation. Different sludge treatment processes were tested to evaluate their performances for PAH removal from sludge prealably doped with 11 PAHs (5.5 mg each PAH kg−1 of dry matter (DM)): two biological processes (mesophilic aerobic digestion (MAD) and simultaneous sewage sludge digestion and metal leaching (METIX-BS)) were tested to evaluate PAH biodegradation in sewage sludge. In parallel, two chemical processes (quite similar Fenton processes: chemical metal leaching (METIX-AC) and chemical stabilization (STABIOX)) and one electrochemical process (electrochemical stabilization (ELECSTAB)) were tested to measure PAH removal by these oxidative processes. Moreover, PAH solubilisation from sludge by addition of a nonionic surfactant Tween 80 (Tw80) was also tested. The best yields of PAH removal were obtained by MAD and METIX-BS with more than 95% 3-ring PAH removal after a 21-day treatment period. Tw80 addition during MAD treatment increased 4-ring PAHs removal rate. In addition, more than 45% of 3-ring PAHs were removed from sludge by METIX-AC and during ELECSTAB process were quiet good with approximately 62% of 3-ring PAHs removal. However, little weaker removal of 3-ring PAHs (<35%) by STABIOX. None of the tested processes were efficient for the elimination of high molecular weight (⩾5-ring) PAHs from sludge.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: sewage sludge; PAH; leaching; surfactant; chemical oxidation; biodegradation
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 08 janv. 2021 18:25
Dernière modification: 08 janv. 2021 18:25
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/10886

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