Removal of Enteric Pathogens from Real Wastewater Using Single and Catalytic Ozonation
AbstractWater scarcity is one of the main problems of this century. Water reclamation appears as an alternative due to the reuse of treated wastewater. Therefore, effluents treatment technologies (activated sludge, rotary biological discs, percolating beds) must be improved since they are not able to remove emerging contaminants such as enteric pathogens (bacteria and virus). These pollutants are difficult to remove from the wastewater and lead to adverse consequences to human health. Advanced oxidation processes, such as single and catalytic ozonation, appear as suitable complements to conventional processes. Catalytic ozonation was carried out using a low-cost material, a volcanic rock. Single and catalytic ozonation were capable of promoting total Escherichia coli removal from municipal wastewater after 90 min of contact. The presence of volcanic rock increases disinfection efficiency since E. coli regrowth was not observed. The identified viruses (Norovirus genotype I and II and JC virus) were completely removed using catalytic ozonation, whereas single ozonation was not able to eliminate JC virus even after 150 min of treatment. The higher performance of the catalytic process can be explained by the formation of hydroxyl radicals, proving that disinfection occurs in the liquid bulk and not due to adsorption at the volcanic rock. View Full-Text
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Gomes, J.; Frasson, D.; Quinta-Ferreira, R.M.; Matos, A.; Martins, R.C. Removal of Enteric Pathogens from Real Wastewater Using Single and Catalytic Ozonation. Water 2019, 11, 127.
Gomes J, Frasson D, Quinta-Ferreira RM, Matos A, Martins RC. Removal of Enteric Pathogens from Real Wastewater Using Single and Catalytic Ozonation. Water. 2019; 11(1):127.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gomes, João; Frasson, Danilo; Quinta-Ferreira, Rosa M.; Matos, Ana; Martins, Rui C. 2019. "Removal of Enteric Pathogens from Real Wastewater Using Single and Catalytic Ozonation." Water 11, no. 1: 127.
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