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Electrochemical dewatering for the removal of hazardous species from sludge

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Silva, F. L. [1] ; Lanza, V, M. R. ; Saez, C. [2] ; Rodrigo, M. A. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] V, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos, POB 780, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Castilla La Mancha, Chem Engn Dept, Edificio Enrique Costa Novella, Campus Univ S-N, E-13071 Ciudad Real - Spain
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Management; v. 233, p. 768-773, MAR 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This work focuses on the evaluation of the electrochemical dewatering of sludge polluted with model hazardous species. To do this, two sludge samples taken from the outlet of the anaerobic digesters of the municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility of Ciudad Real were polluted with herbicide clopyralid (CP) and with antibiotics amoxicillin (AMX) and ampicillin (AMP), respectively. These sludge samples underwent first dewatering by press filtration and then, the dewatering continued by the application of an electrochemically assisted driven process with increasing electric fields (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 V cm(-1)). Results demonstrate that the electrochemically-assisted process can help to exhaust the pollutant adsorbed onto the sludge and attain a supplemental removal (up to 15%) of water in both cases. This is a highly important result, because it can help to develop technologies for sludge treatment that avoid the diffusion of hazardous pollution during the land application of the sludge. No reactivity of the pollutants was observed during the tests. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16690-6 - Study of the degradation of the antibiotics amoxicillin and ampicillin using gas diffusion electrodes modified with quinones (2-tert-butyl-9 ,10-anthraquinone and 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquinone)
Grantee:Fernando Lindo Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01937-4 - Synthesis of binary metal oxides (Nb, Zr, ta, Ru, mo and co) supported on amorphous carbon for the production of gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) for the electrosynthesis of H2O2 in situ in flow reactors
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/50945-4 - INCT 2014: National Institute for Alternative Technologies of Detection, Toxicological Evaluation and Removal of Micropollutants and Radioactivies
Grantee:Maria Valnice Boldrin
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/11672-8 - Green electrochemical technologies for the treatment of wastewater polluted with antibiotics
Grantee:Fernando Lindo Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/10118-0 - Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants