Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of a flocculant polymer.

@article{Chang2001AerobicAA,
  title={Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of a flocculant polymer.},
  author={L L Chang and D. L. Raudenbush and Steven K. Dentel},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 2-3},
  pages={
          461-8
        }
}
Flocculant polymers are used to improve the efficiency of separation processes used in wastewater treatment. The subsequent fate and effects of these additives are uncertain, however, with some previous reports indicating them to be biodegradable while others indicate complete recalcitrance. The biodegradability of a common flocculant polymer was therefore evaluated, using both aerobic and anaerobic batch assays. Knowledge of the polymer's chemical composition also allowed degradation… CONTINUE READING

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