Persistent organic chemicals in sewage effluents. 2. Quantitative determinations of nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates by glass capillary gas chromatography.

@article{Stephanou1982PersistentOC,
  title={Persistent organic chemicals in sewage effluents. 2. Quantitative determinations of nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates by glass capillary gas chromatography.},
  author={Euripides G. Stephanou and Walter Giger},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={1982},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={800-5}
}
Nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates with one and two oxyethylene groups have been quantitatively determined in the effluents of six mechanical-biological sewage treatment plants. In three plants total concentrations of nonylphenolic compounds in the effluents ranged from 36 to 202 pg/L, representing from 0.5% to 2.3% of the total residual dissolved organic carbon. In three plants operated at low loading conditions nonylphenolic compounds were not detectable (<lo pg/L). These compounds are… CONTINUE READING