Aerobic thermophilic treatment of sewage sludge contaminated with 4-nonylphenol.

@article{Banat2000AerobicTT,
  title={Aerobic thermophilic treatment of sewage sludge contaminated with 4-nonylphenol.},
  author={Fahmy Banat and Stefan Prechtl and Franz Bischof},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={297-302}
}
4-Nonylphenol (4-NP) occurs in sewage sludge as a result of the breakdown of detergents which contains nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). 4-NP is of environmental concern because of its toxicity to biological systems. The present paper reports results of aerobic treatment under thermophilic conditions of sewage sludge artificially contaminated with 4-NP. Experiments were carried out using three parallel laboratory-scale batch reactors operating with blank, 50 and 100 mg/l of 4-NP concentration… CONTINUE READING