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Zahid Khorshid Abbas
This work investigates the phytoremediation potential of Aeluropus lagopoides and Cyperus conglomeratus, growing indigenously in the vicinity of artificial lake of reclaimed water in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The sampling sites were located at different distance from the waste water treatment plants. Trace metal contents were higher in roots than shoots in both these plants. Soil urease activity in rhizophere increased linearly along the sampling sites, however, soil alkaline phosphatase and β-glucosidase activities was greater at site 2 but were declined at site 3...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Nasser Nassiri Koopaei, Mohammad Abdollahi
The overwhelming population growth in recent decades and water crisis along with limited and uneven geographical distribution of fresh water resources is a growing challenge for the economic and human development. Wastewater reclamation and use could be an alternative for intact water sources and a promising solution to water scarcity and unequal distribution. However, wastewater is a double-edged resource both as an accessible water source for food production and human usage and concurrently may carry uncharacterized content with unknown toxicological profile causing acute or long-term health risks...
April 12, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Lucrecia Acosta Soto, Ana Belén Santísima-Trinidad, Fernando Jorge Bornay-Llinares, Marcos Martín González, José Antonio Pascual Valero, Margarita Ros Muñoz
The reuse of reclaimed water from wastewater depuration is a widespread and necessary practice in many areas around the world and must be accompanied by adequate and continuous quality control. Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the soil-transmitted helminths (STH) with risk for humans due to its high infectivity and an important determinant of transmission is the inadequacy of water supplies and sanitation. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a limit equal to or lower than one parasitic helminth egg per liter, to reuse reclaimed water for unrestricted irrigation...
2017: BioMed Research International
Rachel Rosenberg Goldstein, Lara Kleinfelter, Xin He, Shirley A Micallef, Ashish George, Shawn G Gibbs, Amy R Sapkota
Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are leading causes of nosocomial infections and community-acquired methicillin-resistant CoNS (MRCoNS) infections are increasing. CoNS have been previously detected in reclaimed water. To date, no studies have evaluated the prevalence of CoNS carriage among humans exposed to reclaimed water in the U.S. We examined the prevalence and odds of CoNS and antibiotic-resistant CoNS carriage in spray irrigators exposed to reclaimed water compared to controls. We collected nasal and dermal swab samples from 19 reclaimed water spray irrigation workers (n=96 total samples) and 24 controls (n=92 total samples)...
April 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Mauricio Bustamante, Wei Liao
This study focuses on system analysis of a self-sustaining high-strength wastewater treatment concept combining solar technologies, anaerobic digestion, and aerobic treatment to reclaim water. A solar bio-hybrid power generation unit was adopted to power the wastewater treatment. Concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaics (PV) were combined with biogas energy from anaerobic digestion. Biogas is also used to store the extra energy generated by the hybrid power unit and ensure stable and continuous wastewater treatment...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Yong Jiang, Peng Liang, Panpan Liu, Donglin Wang, Bo Miao, Xia Huang
The traditional microbial fuel cell (MFC) sensor with bioanode as sensing element delivers limited sensitivity to toxicity monitoring, restricted application to only anaerobic and organic rich water body, and increased potential fault warning to the combined shock of organic matter/toxicity. In this study, the biocathode for oxygen reduction reaction was employed for the first time as the sensing element in MFC sensor for toxicity monitoring. The results shown that the sensitivity of MFC sensor with biocathode sensing element (7...
March 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Pedro Andreo-Martínez, Nuria García-Martínez, Joaquín Quesada-Medina, Luis Almela
The aim of this case study was to assess the performance of a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland (HF-CW) located in southeastern Spain, filled with blast furnace slags (BFS), planted with Phragmites australis and designed to treat artificially aerated domestic wastewater to produce effluents suitable for agriculture reuse. The water quality parameters, included in the Spanish regulations for reclaimed wastewater reuse as agricultural quality 2.1, were monitored for one year. Data for all studied parameters, except electrical conductivity (EC) and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), met the Spanish standards for reclaimed wastewater reuse due to the high evapotranspiration (ET) during the summer...
February 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Deng-Fong Lin, Huan-Lin Luo, Kuo-Liang Lin, Zhe-Kun Liu
Applying sewage sludge ash (SSA) to produce reclaimed tiles is a promising recycling technology in resolving the increasing sludge wastes from wastewater treatment. However, performance of such reclaimed tiles is inferior to that of original ceramic tiles. Many researchers have therefore tried adding various industrial by-products to improve reclaimed tile properties. In this study, multiple materials including waste glass and waste foundry sand (WFS) were added in an attempt to improve physical and mechanical properties of reclaimed tiles with SSA...
March 3, 2017: Environmental Technology
Lisa Emhofer, Markus Himmelsbach, Wolfgang Buchberger, Christian W Klampfl
In this paper the metabolism of four non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (ketoprofen, mefenamic acid, naproxen, and diclofenac) by cress (Lepidium sativum) is described. Cress was cultivated hydroponically in water spiked with the parent drugs at levels ranging from 0.01mgL(-1) to 1mgL(-1). Employing an approach based on the analysis of the plant extracts by HPLC coupled either with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry, or Orbitrap MS or triple quadrupole (QqQ) MS allowed the identification of twenty substances (sixteen metabolites and four parent drugs)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
Weichun Yang, Shunqi Tian, Qiongzhi Tang, Liyuan Chai, Haiying Wang
A reclaimable adsorbent of fungus hyphae-supported alumina (FHSA) bio-nanocomposites was developed, characterized and applied in fluoride removal from water. This adsorbent can be fast assembled and disassemble reversibly, promising efficient reclamation and high accessible surface area for fluoride adsorption. Adsorption experiments demonstrate that the FHSA performed well over a considerable wide pH range of 3-10 with high fluoride removal efficiencies (>66.3%). The adsorption capacity was 105.60mgg(-1) for FHSA, much higher than that for the alumina nanoparticles (50...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Zigong Ning, Pengxiang Li, Shuang Zhou, Yunkai Li, Munehide Ishiguro, Wei Zhao, Meie Wang
  Adsorptions of Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP) on three sediments in both reclaimed and ultrapure water were studied using the batch technique and the effects of reclaimed water on it were clarified. The data were interpreted by using Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkviech models. The values of 1/n were among 0.207 to 0.766, showing the presence of multiple adsorption sites on sediments. Compared with the ultrapure water as the background solution, the adsorption capacities of sediments for DMP were reduced in case of reclaimed water due to the competition of substances in reclaimed water...
March 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
S Lee, M Ihara, N Yamashita, H Tanaka
Reclaimed water (i.e., reused advanced-treated wastewater) offers an alternative water resource. To reduce the health risks associated with its use, efficient virus removal such as with advanced wastewater treatment processes is important. Virus removal by coagulation followed by ultrafiltration (UF) for the treatment of drinking water has been well examined. But its efficacy in wastewater reclamation purpose using secondary treated effluent (SE) from wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as feed water is unclear...
February 9, 2017: Water Research
João Gomes, Raquel Costa, Rosa M Quinta-Ferreira, Rui C Martins
Due to the shortening on natural water resources, reclaimed wastewater will be an important water supply source. However, suitable technologies must be available to guaranty its proper detoxification with special concern for the emerging pharmaceutical and personal care products that are continuously reaching municipal wastewater treatment plants. While conventional biological systems are not suitable to remove these compounds, ozone, due to its interesting features involving molecular ozone oxidation and the possibility of generating unselective hydroxyl radicals, has a wider range of action on micropollutants removal and water disinfection...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Jake A Nesbitt, Matthew B J Lindsay
Vanadium has previously been linked to elevated toxicity of leachates derived from oil sands petroleum coke. However, geochemical controls on V mobility within coke deposits remain poorly constrained. Detailed examinations of porewater and solid-phase V geochemistry were therefore performed on oil sands fluid petroleum coke deposits in Alberta, Canada. Sample collection focused on both active and reclaimed deposits, which contained more than 3 × 10(7) m(3) of fluid petroleum coke. Dissolved V concentrations were highest (up to 3...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Silvana Beres Castrignano, Teresa Keico Nagasse-Sugahara, Patrícia Garrafa, Telma Alves Monezi, Karina Medici Barrella, Dolores Ursula Mehnert
BACKGROUND: Two novel viruses named circo-like virus-Brazil (CLV-BR) hs1 and hs2 were previously discovered in a Brazilian human fecal sample through metagenomics. CLV-BR hs1 and hs2 possess a small circular DNA genome encoding a replication initiator protein (Rep), and the two genomes exhibit 92% nucleotide identity with each other. Phylogenetic analysis based on the Rep protein showed that CLV-BRs do not cluster with circoviruses, nanoviruses, geminiviruses or cycloviruses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to search for CLV-BR genomes in sewage and reclaimed water samples from the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil, to verify whether the first detection of these viruses was an isolated finding...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Diane Radwanski, Frank Gallagher, Dirk W Vanderklein, Karina V R Schäfer
Phytoremediation, a technique used to reclaim heavy metal-contaminated soils, requires an understanding of plant physiological responses to heavy metals. However, the majority of studies documenting heavy metal impact on plant functioning have been performed in laboratory or greenhouse settings. We predicted that increased soil heavy metal concentrations reduce photosynthesis and biomass production in trees growing in metal contaminated soil in a naturally re-vegetated urban brownfield. Leaf gas exchange, leaf carbon and nitrogen concentration, and tree biomass were recorded and compared for Populus deltoides and Populus tremuloides growing in an urban brownfield...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
A Lonigro, N Montemurro, G Laera
The accidental or continuous release of residual chlorine in water reclaimed for irrigational purposes could compromise the crop yield and increase the load of toxic organo-halogenated compounds, posing additional risks for environment and human health. This study was aimed at assessing the consequences of using chlorinated water for irrigating lettuce crops grown in pots with two different types of soil. The results show that the accumulation of extractable organo-halogenated compounds (EOX) in soil, roots and leaves is directly related to the chlorine concentration in the irrigation water...
April 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Walid Saad, Wael Slika, Zara Mawla, George Saad
Recently, there has been a growing interest in identifying suitable routes for the disposal of pharmaceutical wastes. This study investigates the potential of matrix materials composed of recycled polyethylene/polypropylene reclaimed from municipal solid wastes at immobilizing pharmaceutical solid wastes. Diclofenac (DF) drug product was embedded in boards of recycled plastic material, and leaching in water was assessed at various temperatures. DF concentrations were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography and revealed a maximum leachable fraction of 4% under accelerated conditions of 70°C, and less than 0...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
Kimberley R Murray, Natasha Barlow, Maria Strack
Recently, fen construction projects on surface mines in northeastern Alberta have been attempted as a reclamation strategy to reintroduce peatlands into the region where industry disturbs a substantial amount of wetland ecosystems. Knowledge of carbon cycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) dynamics, including methane (CH4), is one way to understand the biogeochemical function of newly constructed fen ecosystems. In this study we monitored CH4 emissions and CH4 pore water concentration, as well as ecological and soil chemistry controls on CH4 emissions and pore water concentration, from a constructed fen...
January 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Fernando Fornes, Rosa Maria Belda
Charred organic matter is recently receiving attention for its potential use as soilless growth medium. However, depending on its origin and on the manufacturing technology, it can result toxic for plants. This fact implies that a detoxifying treatment ought to be devised in order to reclaim char in this way. We have studied three materials which combine these factors: two pyrolyzed biochars, one from forest waste (BCH-FW) and another from olive mill waste (BCH-OMW), and one hydrothermally carbonized hydrochar from forest waste (HYD-FW)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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