PCDDs and PCDFs in municipal sewage sludge and effluent from POTW in the State of Mississippi, USA

C. Rappe, R. Andersson, M. Bonner, Keith Cooper, H. Fiedler, F. Howell

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Abstract

During the summer 1995, we collected sewage sludge and effluent samples from 17 publicly-owned treatment works (POTW) in the State of Mississippi, USA. Most PCDDs and PCDFs were detected in the sludge, and the hepta- and octaCDD congeners typically were dominant. One plant had an octaCDD value in sludge exceeding 400,000 pg/g d.m. The primary source probably is pentachlorophenol. An earlier US EPA finding of 116 pg/g d.m. 2,3,7,8-tetraCDD in sludge from the Corinth POTW was not confirmed in this study, where only 0.3 pg/g d.m. was measured. Most effluent samples were below the detection limit of approximately 10 pg/L for the tetra- through hexachlorinated congeners. The New Augusta POTW had the highest octaCDD value in effluent (2500 pg/L). This plant is a point source to the Leaf River.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalChemosphere
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Keywords

  • Dry matter
  • POTW
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
  • Polychlorinated dibenzofurans
  • Sewage effluent
  • Sewage sludge
  • United States of America

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Rappe, C. ; Andersson, R. ; Bonner, M. ; Cooper, Keith ; Fiedler, H. ; Howell, F. / PCDDs and PCDFs in municipal sewage sludge and effluent from POTW in the State of Mississippi, USA. In: Chemosphere. 1998 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 315-328.
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In: Chemosphere, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.01.1998, p. 315-328.

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