Title

Biosolids Reuse: Continuous Flow-Through Column Testing of Biosolids-Derived Biochar to Sorb Micropollutants

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Water Environment Federation

Source Publication

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, Residuals and Biosolids 2017

Source ISSN

1938-6478

Abstract

Trace organic compounds such as triclosan are commonly discharged to the environment in wastewater effluents and residual biosolids. Triclosan is of particular concern due to its biologically active nature, leading to its selection as a representative micropollutant in this study. Column adsorption experiments were conducted to determine the triclosan adsorption capacity of biosolids-derived biochar. The biosolids-derived biochar produced was successfully used to remove triclosan from synthetic and wastewater solutions. The biosolids-derived biochar adsorbed more triclosan than a wood-based biochar, but demonstrated less adsorptive capacity than commercial activated carbon.

Comments

Published as a part of Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, Residuals and Biosolids 2017: 302-305. DOI.

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