organic pollutants Articles

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • How conditions affect cookies and air pollution control solutions

    Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats. Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, and, of course, chocolate chips. Combine the ingredients together and you get a delicious cookie. Somehow, using the same ingredients the cookies do not always turn out the same. Sometimes they are thinner and crispier. Other times, they are soft and chewy. After watching cooking shows, I have come to ...

  • Electrochemical Oxidation Of Organic Pollutants

    Abstract The main aim this paper is to use 'Electrochemical Technology for removal of Organic Pollutants from Waste Water'. Today hazardous waste management has become one of the most challenging tasks to this technological world because tons of organic pollutants including various carcinogens are being exposed without the sufficient treatment prescribed as per the 'ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ...


  • Persistent organic pollutants in the Arctic

    Persistent organic pollutants (POP) have been subject to research at NILU for a long time. These substances are toxic and are of anthropogenic origin, they accumulate in the environment, and they move through the environment so that after a discharge their traces including transformation products can be found in far-away places in air, water, soil and biological ...

  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • Customer Testimonial: BE&K Building Group for US Pharmaceutical Install

    At Catalytic Products International (CPI), each project we work with is different. Regardless of the differences, we use our experience and expertise to work with all our end users and their engineering / construction / environmental partners to ensure they are addressing their air pollution control needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We want to share those stories through ...

  • Cattle egrets as a biosentinels of persistent organic pollutants exposure

    We investigated selected chlorinated pollutants (β-HCH, γ-HCH, DDDs, DDEs, o,p′-DDT, p,p′-DDT, heptachlor, aldrin, dieldrin, and endrin) in the Lahore and the Sialkot districts of Pakistan, using eggs of cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) collected during May and June 2007. The pollutant with highest level and frequency was ΣDDT, followed by β-HCH, γ-HCH, ...

  • Land use patterns and organic pollution in the rivers

    The riverine system is an important resource of water supply to the communities but rivers are being contaminated due to organic pollutants, which is a serious problem. Organic contamination has been discussed with regard to the different rivers of the world. Various organic pollutants, detected in water and the sediment of the rivers, have been reported. The effects of different land use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Screening of volatile organic compounds as a source for indoor pollution

    For a considerable period of time the presence of an increasing number of chemicals has been observed in almost all aspects of human life. This process also affects the living and working environment of man. Human development, including physical and mental health and well-being, depends on to a great degree on the surrounding environment. Considering that an average person spends a significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modified biopolymer adsorbent for the removal of dissolved organic pollutants

    Chemically modified cellulose fibres were used as adsorbents for the removal of organic compounds and herbicides from water. The chemical modification of fibres by grafting hydrocarbon moieties enhances the adsorption capacity of cellulose substrate. The adsorption behaviour of the modified fibres towards various organic solutes and three herbicides was investigated. The viability of application ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Metals and organic pollutants in snow surrounding an iron factory

    Abstract To estimate air pollution snow samples were collected in March 2001 at six sites in the vicinity of the Kostomuksha factory in Karelia. Seventy-two chemical elements and more than 200 individual organic compounds were identified by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). It was found that the levels of Li, B, Al, Fe, Ni, Cu, ...


    By Springer

  • Ozone treatment of organic micro-pollutants in sewage sludge

    Organic micro-pollutants accumulate to a certain extent in sewage sludge and are therefore ecologically relevant if the sludge is to be reused in both agriculture and landscaping applications. This paper describes the degradation of endocrine-disrupting compounds and other micro-contaminants by means of ozone and ultrasonic treatment. One of the findings is that, as expected, aromatic compounds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using UV Fluorescent Technology to monitor for organic pollutants

    For many years the water industry has relied on traditional sampling techniques to monitor water quality in a wide range of environments. Traditional tests such as BOD, PH, Dissolved Oxygen and Ammonia have formed the bedrock of monitoring parameters. There are however other ways to establish water quality and UV fluorescence offers an up to date solution for the investigation of ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Hybrid gas-liquid electrical discharge for degradation of organic pollutants in aqueous solution

    Hybrid gas-liquid electrical discharge for degradation of phenol was investigated. The removal rate increased with decreasing the phenol initial concentration and adding some catalysts, such as Fe2+, Fe3+and H2O2. Augmenting the particle diameter of activated alumina or exchanging beadings as padding would lead to the reduction of the removal rate of phenol. Local discharge promoted the phenol ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Complete oxidation of complex persistent organic pollutants using Advanced Electrolytic Oxidation

    The level of oxidation resistant chemicals found in fresh water sources around the World is increasing. These pollultants (referred to as Persistent Organic Toxins (POT); Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP); (EDC)) and Endocrino Disrupting Compounds (EDC)) are adversely affecting both wildlife and human embryos and fetuses (increasing the level of birth defects and autism). Standard mechanical ...


  • Kinetics of enhanced adsorption by polarization for organic pollutants on activated carbon fiber

    The adsorption kinetics for model pollutants on activated carbon fiber (ACF) by polarization was investigated in this work. Kinetics data obtained for the adsorption of these model pollutants at open-circuit, 400 mV, and −400 mV polarization were applied to the Lagergren equation, and adsorption rate constants (K a) were determined. With the anodic polarization of 400 mV, the capacity of ...


    By Springer

  • Integrated Modeling of Fate and Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Marine Ecosystems

    Contaminants reach surface waters through different pathways, ranging from atmospheric deposition, infiltration in the soil during heavy rainfalls and migration with the groundwater or transport in particulate and dissolved phase in rivers. Domestic and industrial sewage water represents a major global source of pollution for surface water. Furthermore, agricultural activities may be associated ...


  • Preparation of Fe3O4/TiO2 magnetic mesoporous composites for photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

    Fe3O4/TiO2 magnetic mesoporous composites were synthesized through a sol-gel method with tetra-n-butyl titanate as precursor and surfactant P123 as template. The as-prepared Fe3O4/TiO2 composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm and pore size distribution. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Organic pollution removal from coke plant wastewater using coking coal

    Coke plant wastewater (CPW) is an intractable chemical wastewater, and it contains many toxic pollutants. This article presents the results of research on a semi-industrial adsorption method of coking wastewater treatment. As a sorbent, the coking coal (CC) was a dozen times less expensive than active carbon. The treatment was conducted within two scenarios, as follows: (1) adsorption after ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Organic micro-pollutants’ removal via anaerobic membrane bioreactor with ultrafiltration and nanofiltration

    The removal of 15 organic micro-pollutants (OMPs) in synthetic municipal wastewater was investigated in a laboratory-scale mesophilic anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) using ultrafiltration and AnMBR followed by nanofiltration (NF), where powdered activated carbon (PAC) was added to enhance OMPs removal. No significant effects of OMPs spiking and NF connection on bulk organics removal and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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