Commercial laundry water characterisation

  title={Commercial laundry water characterisation},
  author={J. K. Braga and M. Varesche},
  journal={American Journal of Analytical Chemistry},
Surfactants are the major active ingredients of laundry detergents. Therefore, special attention should be focused on the treatment and disposal of laundry wastewater. The aim of this study was to characterise the wastewater from a commercial laundry over 30 days. Physicochemical analyses were performed, monitoring the content of nitrogen, phosphate, heavy metals, linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS), volatile organic acids and alcohols. The pH was approximately 5.6 and the COD… Expand

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