PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) analyses were carried out on samples from two Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in Lombardy, similar for treatment sequences but fed on different influents: industrial component accounts for 70% at Alto Seveso plant while it is absent in Nosedo plant. Sampling concerned the influent and the effluent from activated sludge reactor and the final effluent after disinfection (ozonation for Alto Seveso and peracetic acid treatment for Nosedo). The concentrations of total PAHs were 5.3 ± 4.0 μg L−1 and 2.4 ± 1.3 μg L−1 in Alto Seveso and Nosedo influent, respectively. The lowest molecular weight PAHs had the highest concentrations in both plants; acenaphthene and naphthalene were the most important components in the influent to Alto Seveso and Nosedo WWTPs, respectively. The higher molecular weight compounds had the lowest concentrations and benzo(g,h,i)perylene and dibenzo(a,h)anthracene were never detected. Most of the PAH load entered biological treatment in dissolved form. For both plants PAHs were mostly removed in the biological section (96.5% and 89.5% for Alto Seveso and Nosedo, respectively), while disinfection had a minor role. Peracetic acid (Nosedo) seemed more efficient than ozone (Alto Seveso) in the removal of PAHs (4.18% and 0.89%, respectively). It is now necessary to confirm this result by using the same effluent for the two disinfection treatments.
MEZZANOTTE, V., ANZANO, M., COLLINA, E., MARAZZI, F., & LASAGNI, M. (2016). Distribution and Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Two Italian Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in 2011–2013. POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, 36(3), 213-228.
|Citazione:||MEZZANOTTE, V., ANZANO, M., COLLINA, E., MARAZZI, F., & LASAGNI, M. (2016). Distribution and Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Two Italian Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in 2011–2013. POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, 36(3), 213-228.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Distribution and Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Two Italian Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in 2011–2013|
|Autori:||MEZZANOTTE, V; ANZANO, M; COLLINA, E; MARAZZI, F; LASAGNI, M|
MEZZANOTTE, VALERIA FEDERICA MARIA (Primo) (Corresponding)
ANZANO, MANUELA NADIA (Secondo)
MARAZZI, FRANCESCA ALICE (Penultimo)
LASAGNI, MARINA (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10406638.2014.957409|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|