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|Title:||Impact of various surfactant classes on the microorganism community used for WWTP biodegradation treatment||Authors:||Mitru, Daniel
Covaliu, Cristina Ileana
Moga, Ioana Corina
|Affiliations:||National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology, ECOIND
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
|Keywords:||Activated sludge;Inhibition effect;Respirometry test;Surfactants;Wastewater treatment plants||Issue Date:||Oct-2020||Publisher:||National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology, INCD-ECOIND||Abstract:||
Environmental pollution is an important issue influencing human health and environmental equilibrium. The range of pollutants is very wide due to industrialization and population growth and surfactants are one of the most common organic pollutants due to their extensive use and ubiquitous presence from industry to households. Their massive presence in the domestic and industrial wastewater could affect the Wastewater treatment plants by inhibiting the activated sludge used in pollutants biodegradation treatment step. This paper aimed to study the inhibition effect of three classes of surfactants (nonionic, anionic, and cationic) by measuring the respiratory activity of microorganisms with the application of the Oxygen Uptake Rate (OUR) test. This study established that the surfactants could activate or inhibit microorganisms’ activity, depending on surfactant concentration.
Romanian Journal of Ecology & Environmental Chemistry, vol. 2, no. 2, 2020, p. 210-220
|Appears in Collections:||RJEEC, Volume 2, no. 2, 2020|
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