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The effects of phenol, 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) and 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (1,2,4-TCB) on the biodegradation kinetics of the conventional activated sludge system (CASS) and the selector activated sludge system (SASS) were investigated. Experiments were carried out using a respirometric method on unacclimated biomass from two(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the regrowth potentials of wastewater sludges dried in two pilot-scale drying processes namely, Open-Sun Sludge Drying Bed (OSDB) and Covered Sludge Drying Bed (CSDB). Quicklime and/or coal fly ash were added to raw sludge samples prior to drying processes in order to enhance bacterial inactivation. Following three(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate responses of potential indicator bacteria (i.e. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis) to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the UV/hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) disinfection processes of surface waters with different qualities in terms of humic content. The UV and the UV/H₂O₂ processes were(More)
UNLABELLED The main objectives of this study were to investigate the compostability of wastewater treatment sludge (WTS) containing different bulking agents (BAs) and to determine the most efficient BA. Four different compost trials consisting of mixtures of wheat straw (WS), plane leaf (PL), corncob (CC) and sunflower stalk (SS) with WTS were performed in(More)
In this study, the possibility of using lignite fly ash in low doses for reducing the pathogen levels in wastewater sludge was investigated. The results showed that using fly ash alone in doses of 40%, 80% and 120% (on a dry weight basis), did not produce an alkaline environment for an efficient removal of pathogens. However, using fly ash in conjunction(More)
The efficiency of the UV/H2O2 process for the disinfection of total coliforms and the prevention of bacterial regrowth in humic surface waters were investigated. Inactivation of total coliforms was determined in water samples containing various concentrations ranging from 0-10 mg/L dissolved organic carbon (DOC) of fulvic acid, which were exposed to various(More)
Lignite fly ash was used as an additive in three different alkaline stabilisation processes and the effects on some chemical properties of wastewater sludge were investigated. The results of the study indicated that sludges added with fly ash only in a dose of 40% (on a dry weight basis) generally caused no significant differences in the sludge properties.(More)
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