Monitoring the biological activity of micropollutants during enhanced wastewater treatment with ozonation and activated carbon filtration

Macova, M., Escher, B. I., Reungoat, J., Carswell, S., Lee Chue, K., Keller, J. and Mueller, J. F. (2009). Monitoring the biological activity of micropollutants during enhanced wastewater treatment with ozonation and activated carbon filtration. In: 7th IWA World Congress on Water Reclamation and Reuse (REUSE09). 7th IWA World Congress on Water Reclamation and Reuse (REUSE09), Brisbane Australia, (). 20 - 25 September 2009.

Author Macova, M.
Escher, B. I.
Reungoat, J.
Carswell, S.
Lee Chue, K.
Keller, J.
Mueller, J. F.
Title of paper Monitoring the biological activity of micropollutants during enhanced wastewater treatment with ozonation and activated carbon filtration
Conference name 7th IWA World Congress on Water Reclamation and Reuse (REUSE09)
Conference location Brisbane Australia
Conference dates 20 - 25 September 2009
Convener International Water Association IWA
Proceedings title 7th IWA World Congress on Water Reclamation and Reuse (REUSE09)
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The present study evaluate all steps of enhanced water treatment in the South Caboolture Reclamation Plant using a comprehensive framework for a high-throughput screening bioassay battery that has three main cornerstones: First, the aqueous samples are enriched using solid-phase extraction (SPE) to separate the organic micropollutants of interest from metals and matrix components. Second, a series of bioassays were selected that cover various modes of toxic action. The integrative effect of all micropollutants in the sample caused by baseline toxicity was quantified with the bioluminescence inhibition test using the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri. The specific mode of toxic action that was targeted with five additional bioassays includes estrogenicity, dioxin-like activity, genotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and phytotoxicity. Third, the toxic equivalency concept was applied on data evaluation and interpretation.
Subjects 09 Engineering
090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
EX
Keyword Bioassays
Water - Pollution
Water recycling
wastewater
water quality
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Mon, 15 Mar 2010, 17:31:13 EST by Professor Beate Escher on behalf of National Res Centre For Environmental Toxicology