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The presence of heavy metals in the sludges produced in waste-water treatment plants restricts their use for agricultural purposes. This study looks at different types of sludges (aerobic, anaerobic, unstabilised and sludge from a waste stabilisation pond) and compares the distribution of the heavy metals they contain according to the treatment that they(More)
The presence of heavy metals in the sludges produced in wastewater treatment plants restricts their use for agricultural purposes. This study compares different types of sludges (aerobic, anaerobic, unstabilised and sludge from a waste stabilisation pond) in order to assess the extractability of heavy metals using simple extraction, water and DTPA. The(More)
The presence of heavy metals in the sludges produced in wastewater treatment restricts plants growth and hence their use for agricultural purposes. This study looks at different types of sludges (aerobic, anaerobic, unstabilised and sludge from a waste stabilisation pond) and compares the distribution of the heavy metals that they contain according to the(More)
The use of orange wastes, generated in the orange juice industry, for removing cadmium from aqueous solutions has been investigated. The material was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and batch experiments were conducted to determine the adsorption capacity of the biomass. A strong dependence of the adsorption capacity on pH was(More)
Nutrient removal and sludge production in the coagulation-flocculation process, applied to a slaughterhouse effluent, have been studied. Fe2(SO4)3, Al2(SO4)3 and polyaluminium chloride were used as coagulants. Inorganic products were used as coagulant aids: activated silica, powdered activated carbon and precipitated calcium carbonate and synthetic(More)
The aim of the present work is to determine the influence of C5 substitution on the photophysical properties of 2-thiopyrimidines (2-TPyr). For this purpose, 2-thiouracil, 5-t-butyl-2-thiouracil and 2-thiothymine (TU, BTU and TT, respectively) have been selected as target thionucleobases for the experimental studies and, in parallel, for DFT theoretical(More)
A physicochemical treatment (coagulation-flocculation) was applied to a slaughterhouse wastewater, using anionic polyacrylamide as coagulant aid to improve the settling velocity of the flocs formed with the coagulants used: ferric sulphate, aluminium sulphate and polyaluminium chloride. The optimum speed and stirring time for the flocculation stage were(More)
A good correlation between the activation energy and the polar character of Diels-Alder reactions measured as the charge transfer at the transition state structure has been found. This electronic parameter controls the reaction rate to an even greater extent than other recognized structural features. The proposed polar mechanism, which is characterized by(More)
The presence of heavy metals in the sludges produced in wastewater treatment plants restricts their use for agricultural purposes. This study looks at different types of sludge (aerobic, anaerobic, unstabilised, sludge from a waste stabilisation pond, sludge from an extended aeration plant and heat treated sludge) and compares the distribution of heavy(More)
The biosorption of several metals (Cd2+, Zn2+ and Pb2+) by orange wastes has been investigated in binary systems. Multicomponent sorption isotherms were obtained using an original procedure, similar to that proposed by Pagnanelli et al. [Pagnanelli, F., Petrangeli, M.P., Toro, L., Trifoni, M., Veglio, F., 2001a. Biosorption of metal ions on Arthrobacter(More)