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Pilot-scale evaluation of ozone as a polishing step for the removal of nonylphenol from tank truck cleaning wastewater

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The presence of nonylphenol (NP) in the wastewater of the tank truck cleaning industry is a major concern because of its endocrine disruptive properties. In this paper, the use of ozone for degrading NP from tank truck cleaning wastewater was investigated by operating a pilot-scale biological wastewater treatment in combination with an ozonation unit. The impact of the added ozonation step on the removal of NP, soluble chemical oxygen demand (sCOD) and total organic carbon (TOC) was monitored over one year. sCOD and TOC removal were not significantly enhanced, but the NP peak concentrations in the effluent were significantly lower than those obtained after biological treatment only: a relatively low NP concentration was observed, even when peak loads were present in the influent of the pilot-scale biological wastewater treatment plant (influentbio). Contrariwise, the effluent of the sole biological treatment follows the peak load trends of the influentbio. During the ozonation period, the average NP concentration in the combined biological-ozone unit was 0.29 μg/L, compared to 1.89 μg/L for the effluent obtained after a sole biological treatment, resulting in an improved average removal efficiency of 32%.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Environmental Management
ISSN: 0301-4797
Volume: 288
Aantal pagina's: 7
Jaar van publicatie:2021
Trefwoorden:Omgevingswetenschappen en technologie