American Society of Civil Engineers


The Effects of Hazardous Organic Pollutants on the Performance of Activated Sludge Systems


by R. Yücel Tokuz, (Univ of New Haven, West Haven, United States)

pp. 604-609

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Environmental Engineering (1991)
Abstract: The effects of phthalate esters (diethyl phthalate and dimethyl phthalate) and phenols (2,4-dinitrophenol, 2,4-dimethylphenol and 4-nitrophenol) on the performance of a laboratory-scale activated sludge unit was examined. The goal of this study was to examine the response of the system to relatively high levels of hazardous organic contaminants, and to monitor the daily performance of the system in the presence of varying composition and concentration of the pollutants.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Activated sludge
Hazardous materials
Organic compounds
Phenol
Pollutants
Wastewater management

Author Keywords:
Wastewater Treatment
Hazardous Materials - Industrial Wastes - Phenols - Oragnic Compounds
Activated Sludge System Performance - Phthalate Esters