Isotopic fractionation and assimilation of fossil carbon in wastewater treatment plant

Law, YingYu, Jacobsen, Geraldine, Smith, Andrew, Yuan, Zhiguo and Lant, Paul (2011). Isotopic fractionation and assimilation of fossil carbon in wastewater treatment plant. In: UQ Engineering Postgraduate Research Conference (2011), Brisbane, Australia, (). 6 June 2011.

Author Law, YingYu
Jacobsen, Geraldine
Smith, Andrew
Yuan, Zhiguo
Lant, Paul
Title of paper Isotopic fractionation and assimilation of fossil carbon in wastewater treatment plant
Conference name UQ Engineering Postgraduate Research Conference (2011)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 6 June 2011
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Organic carbon (OC) constitutes a major fraction of the pollutants in sewage. As carbon compounds entering wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are transformed and distributed via different pathways, the quantification of the fossil carbon fraction is essential to account for non-biogenic carbon dioxide emission. To achieve this, stable and radiocarbon isotope (13C and 14C) technique was trialled on wastewater samples for the first time. Preliminary results confirmed that approximately 8% of the carbon consists of fossil carbon. This study will be further expanded by studying two other WWTPs in Brisbane.
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Additional Notes Presented during Theme 4: "Water Management and Agriculture" as Paper #45.

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