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Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333067/optimal-waste-load-allocation-using-graph-model-for-conflict-resolution
#1
Leila Saberi, Mohammad Hossein Niksokhan
In this paper, a new methodology is proposed for waste load allocation in river systems using the decision support system (DSS) for the graph model for conflict resolution II (GMCRII), multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) analysis and the Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO) algorithm. Minimization of total treatment and penalty costs and minimization of biological oxygen demand violation of standards at the check point are considered as the main objectives of this study. At first, the water quality along the river was simulated using the Streeter-Phelps (S-P) equation coupled with the MOPSO model...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333066/phosphorus-removal-from-aqueous-solution-using-a-novel-granular-material-developed-from-building-waste
#2
Shengjiong Yang, Pengkang Jin, Xiaochang C Wang, Qionghua Zhang, Xiaotian Chen
In this study, a granular material (GM) developed from building waste was used for phosphate removal from phosphorus-containing wastewater. Batch experiments were executed to investigate the phosphate removal capacity of this material. The mechanism of removal proved to be a chemical precipitation process. The characteristics of the material and resulting precipitates, the kinetics of the precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes, and the effects of dosage and pH were investigated. The phosphate precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes were both well described by a pseudo-second-order kinetic model...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333065/preparation-of-mesoporous-tio2-with-enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-towards-tannery-wastewater-degradation
#3
Weiwei Zhao, Xiu He, Yu Peng, Hongfeng Zhang, Donglan Sun, Xiaocong Wang
Ordered mesoporous TiO2 materials are successfully synthesized via a sol-gel route using butyl titanate as a precursor and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate surfactants as soft templates. The as-prepared TiO2 samples possess a relatively high surface area of 40.03 m(2)/g and the center of pore diameter distribution of 13.04 nm. They exhibit excellent photocatalytic activity towards degradation of organic pollutants in tannery wastewater under UV-light and natural sunlight irradiation. The effect of the catalyst dosage, the pH value of the solution and the concentration of H2O2 are discussed in detail...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333064/the-removal-of-typical-pollutants-in-secondary-effluent-by-the-combined-process-of-powdered-activated-carbon-ultrafiltration
#4
Lihua Sun, Ning He, Tianmin Yu, Xi Duan, Cuimin Feng, Yajun Zhang
This paper focused on the effects of powdered activated carbon (PAC) dosage on ultrafiltration (UF) membrane flux caused by natural organic matter (NOM). Three model foulants, humic acid (HA), bovine serum albumin (BSA) and sodium alginate (SA), were adopted to represent different NOM fractions in secondary effluent treated by the combined process of PAC-UF. Moreover, the membrane fouling resistance and fouling mechanism were also analyzed. The results indicated that the best PAC dosage for the membrane flux variation was 20 mg/L for HA and SA, and 10 mg/L for BSA...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333063/occurrence-and-elimination-of-antibiotics-in-three-sewage-treatment-plants-with-different-treatment-technologies-in-urumqi-and-shihezi-xinjiang
#5
Jiang Liu, Jianjiang Lu, Yanbin Tong, Chao Li
Fourteen antibiotics, including five quinolones (QNs), five sulfonamides (SAs), and four tetracyclines (TCs), were selected to investigate their occurrence and elimination in three sewage treatment plants (STPs) by employing different treatment technologies in Urumqi (two STPs) and Shihezi (one STP), China. The STP in Shihezi was chosen as representative to investigate the distribution of antibiotics in a sludge-sewage system. Results showed that the concentrations of most detected antibiotics ranged from tens to hundreds of nanograms per liter in influent samples and under 100 ng L(-1) in effluent samples...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333062/in-situ-synthesis-of-layered-double-hydroxides-on-%C3%AE-al2o3-and-its-application-in-chromium-vi-removal
#6
Shifeng Li, Fang Qi, Min Xiao, Hongtao Fan, Yanming Shen, Kaige Du, Zhigang Zhang, Wenxiu Li
Mg-Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs) adsorbent was synthesized in situ on γ-Al2O3 for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. The material was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electronic microscopy and thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis. Compared to the LDHs powder, the calcined LDHs sorbent prepared in situ on γ-Al2O3 had higher specific surface area and was easy to recover and reuse. The adsorptive capacity for removing Cr(VI) from aqueous solution was resulting from the memory effect of LDHs based on the XRD results...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333061/diffusion-flux-of-phosphorus-nutrients-at-the-sediment-water-interface-of-the-ulansuhai-lake-in-northern-china
#7
Shengnan Zhao, Xiaohong Shi, Changyou Li, Sheng Zhang, Biao Sun, Yong Wu, Shuixia Zhao
Overlying water and sediment samples were collected from 11 locations in Ulansuhai Lake in June of 2012 to determine the concentration of dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP) in the interstitial water, overlying water and sediment and to estimate the diffusion flux of DIP at the sediment-water interface. The DIP levels in overlying water were 0.004-0.185 mg/L (average = 0.062 mg/L), while they were 0.05-0.25 mg/L (average = 0.124 mg/L) in the interstitial water in the 0-2 cm surface sediment. Moreover, the annual mean exchange flux of DIP in the sediment was between -0...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333060/can-dna-sequencing-show-differences-between-microbial-communities-in-polish-and-danish-wastewater-treatment-plants
#8
A Miłobędzka, A Muszyński
The microbial populations in the activated sludge of two Polish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) were identified and quantified using Illumina sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA amplicons over a 2-year period. Their dynamics over time were compared to Danish WWTPs (data collected in previous studies by Center for Microbial Communities, Aalborg University). The bacterial communities in Polish and Danish WWTPs were similar to each other, but the microbial diversity in Polish WWTPs was lower. The dominant genera in Polish WWTPs were more abundant than in Danish WWTPs; 30 of them constituted more than half the of activated sludge community...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333059/solid-phase-extraction-of-trace-amounts-of-cadmium-ii-ions-in-water-and-food-samples-using-iron-magnetite-nanoparticles-modified-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-and-2-mercaptobenzothiazole
#9
Shahriar Abbasi, Mehdi ShanbehDehbalai, Hossein Khani
A new, simple and rapid method for solid phase extraction and preconcentration of trace amounts of cadmium ions using 2-mercaptobenzothiazole/sodium dodecyl sulfate immobilized on magnetite nanoparticles (MBT-SDS-MNPs) was proposed. The method is based on the extraction of cadmium ions via complexation with MBT immobilized on SDS-coated MNPs and their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The effects of different parameters - pH; eluent type, concentration and volume; amounts of salt and adsorbent; contact time and interfering ions - on the adsorption of cadmium ions were studied...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333058/advanced-treatment-of-petrochemical-secondary-effluent-by-fenton-performance-and-organics-removal-characteristics
#10
Min Xu, Changyong Wu, Yuexi Zhou
The Fenton process was used to treat petrochemical secondary effluent. The effects of initial pH, H2O2, and FeSO4·7H2O dosages on chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal, the dissolved organic matter (DOM) removal and the transformation and migration of typical organic matters during the treatment process were investigated. The results showed that the optimum conditions were initial pH of 3.0, H2O2 (30%) dosage of 0.4 mL/L, and FeSO4·7H2O dosage of 1.0 g/L. The highest COD removal efficiency of 61.9% could be achieved for this condition when the average influent COD was 78...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333057/photocatalytic-degradation-of-tartrazine-dye-using-cuo-straw-sheaf-like-nanostructures
#11
Martha Purnachander Rao, Jerry J Wu, Abdullah M Asiri, Sambandam Anandan
Straw-sheaf-like CuO nanostructures were fruitfully synthesized using a chemical precipitation approach for the photocatalytic degradation assessment of tartrazine. Phase identification, composition, and morphological outlook of prepared CuO nanostructures were established by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy analysis. The photocatalytic performance of the synthesized CuO nanostructures was appraised in the presence of visible light and the possible intermediates formed during the photocatalytic degradation were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333056/kinetic-and-equilibrium-profile-of-the-adsorptive-removal-of-acid-red-17-dye-by-surfactant-modified-fuller-s-earth
#12
Jasmin Shah, Muhammad Rasul Jan, Mian Muhammad, Behisht Ara, Fahmeeda Fahmeeda
In the present study, fuller's earth (FE) was modified with sodium dodecyl sulfate for removal of Acid Red 17 (AR 17) dye from aqueous solutions. The surfactant-modified FE and FE were characterized by a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, thermogravimetric analyzer and scanning electron microscope. Batch adsorption experiments were carried out as a function of contact time, pH, initial concentration of AR 17 and adsorbent dosage. About 99.1% adsorption efficiency was achieved within 60 min at adsorbent dose of 0...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333055/enhanced-adsorption-removal-of-anionic-dyes-via-a-facile-preparation-of-amino-functionalized-magnetic-silica
#13
Xiao-Shui Li, Yu-Han Fan, Shou-Wen Zhang, Shi-Hua Qi
A novel amino-functionalized magnetic silica (Fe3O4@SiO2-NH2) was easily prepared via a one-step method integrating the immobilization of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane with a sol-gel process of tetraethyl orthosilicate into a single process. This showed significant improvement in the adsorption capacity of anionic dyes. The product (Fe3O4@SiO2-NH2) was characterized with scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, zeta potential and vibrating sample magnetometry...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333054/removal-of-organic-phosphorus-and-formaldehyde-in-glyphosate-wastewater-by-cwo-and-the-lime-catalyzed-formose-reaction
#14
Bo Xing, Honglin Chen, Xiaoming Zhang
Glyphosate (PMG) wastewater with 40-600 mg/L organic phosphorus (OP) and 1-4% CH2O was treated by catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction to remove total phosphorus (TP) and improve biodegradability. Activated carbons (ACs) modified by H2O2 oxidation and thermal treatment with melamine were used as CWO catalysts and characterized by N2 adsorption/desorption and XPS. The CWO experiments were performed in an autoclave reactor at 110-130 °C and 1.0 MPa. The modified AC showed higher catalytic activity than the parent AC due to the introduction of nitrogen-containing functional groups, exhibited over 90% OP removal for various real PMG wastewaters, and had good stability for 20 consecutive CWO runs...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333053/evaluation-of-the-information-content-of-long-term-wastewater-characteristics-data-in-relation-to-activated-sludge-model-parameters
#15
Jamal Alikhani, Imre Takacs, Ahmed Al-Omari, Sudhir Murthy, Arash Massoudieh
A parameter estimation framework was used to evaluate the ability of observed data from a full-scale nitrification-denitrification bioreactor to reduce the uncertainty associated with the bio-kinetic and stoichiometric parameters of an activated sludge model (ASM). Samples collected over a period of 150 days from the effluent as well as from the reactor tanks were used. A hybrid genetic algorithm and Bayesian inference were used to perform deterministic and parameter estimations, respectively. The main goal was to assess the ability of the data to obtain reliable parameter estimates for a modified version of the ASM...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333052/pmma-titania-floating-macrospheres-for-the-photocatalytic-remediation-of-agro-pharmaceutical-wastewater
#16
Adam C Hartley, Joseph B Moss, Kyle J Keesling, Nathanael J Moore, Justin D Glover, Joel E Boyd
Antibiotics such as tetracycline are used on a large scale in agriculture, and can become concentrated in wastewater lagoons that are used in conjunction with confined animal feeding operations. Solar-illuminated titanium dioxide can be used to photocatalytically degrade aqueous tetracycline, but its application in a lagoon environment requires that the photocatalyst be supported on a macroscopic support material to prevent loss of the nanoscale photocatalyst into the environment. In this work, titanium dioxide was deposited within a porous poly(methyl methacrylate) film on the surface of floating 7...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333051/artificial-intelligence-based-model-for-optimization-of-cod-removal-efficiency-of-an-up-flow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-reactor-in-the-saline-wastewater-treatment
#17
Alain R Picos-Benítez, Juan D López-Hincapié, Abraham U Chávez-Ramírez, Adrián Rodríguez-García
The complex non-linear behavior presented in the biological treatment of wastewater requires an accurate model to predict the system performance. This study evaluates the effectiveness of an artificial intelligence (AI) model, based on the combination of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and genetic algorithms (GAs), to find the optimum performance of an up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB) for saline wastewater treatment. Chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal was predicted using conductivity, organic loading rate (OLR) and temperature as input variables...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333050/oxidative-treatment-of-diclofenac-via-ferrate-vi-in-aqueous-media-effect-of-surfactant-additives
#18
Yingling Wang, Tianjun Ni, Jianmei Yuan, Chunfeng Wang, Guoguang Liu
The potential reaction of diclofenac (DCF) with ferrate(VI) and influences of coexisting surfactants have not been investigated in depth, and are the focus of this study. The results demonstrated that DCF reacted effectively and rapidly with Fe(VI) and approximately 75% of DCF (0.03 mM) was removed by excess Fe(VI) (0.45 mM) within 10 min. All of the reactions followed pseudo first-order kinetics with respect to DCF and Fe(VI), where the apparent second-order rate constant (kapp) was 5.07 M(-1) s(-1) at pH 9...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333049/uranium-biosorption-from-aqueous-solution-by-the-submerged-aquatic-plant-hydrilla-verticillata
#19
Zheng-Ji Yi, Jun Yao, Mi-Jia Zhu, Hui-Lun Chen, Fei Wang, Xing Liu
The biosorption characteristics of U(VI) from aqueous solution onto a nonliving aquatic macrophyte, Hydrilla verticillata (dry powder), were investigated under various experimental conditions by using batch methods. Results showed that the adsorption reached equilibrium within 60 min and the experimental data were well fitted by the pseudo-first-order kinetic model. U(VI) adsorption was strongly pH dependent, and the optimum pH for U(VI) removal was 5.5. Isotherm adsorption data displayed good correlation with the Langmuir model, with a maximum monolayer adsorption capacity of 171...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333048/water-quality-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-opportunistic-yeast-pathogens-from-rivers
#20
M E Monapathi, C C Bezuidenhout, O H J Rhode
Yeasts from water sources have been associated with diseases ranging from superficial mucosal infections to life threatening diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the water quality as well as diversity and antifungal susceptibility of yeasts from two rivers. Yeast levels and physico-chemical parameter data were analyzed by principal component analysis to determine correlations between physico-chemical data and yeast levels. Yeast morphotypes were identified by biochemical tests and 26S rRNA gene sequencing...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
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