Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)-derived national discharge loads of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).

@article{Kim2012WastewaterTP,
  title={Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)-derived national discharge loads of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).},
  author={Seung-Kyu Kim and Jong-Kwon Im and Young Min Kang and Se-Young Jung and Yeong Lim Kho and Kyung-Duk Zoh},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={201-202},
  pages={82-91}
}
The discharge of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) was investigated for 15 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), comprising 25% of total domestic wastewater and 23% of total industrial wastewater produced in Korea. PFCs concentrations in influent, effluent, and sludge were greater in industrial wastewater than in the majority of domestic wastewater. Individual PFCs were found to have differing industrial sources, with perfluorocarboxylates used in fabric/textiles, paper-mill, and dyeing industries… CONTINUE READING