volume 40, issue 18, P3419-3428 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.07.011
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Marco Bernhard, Jutta Müller, Thomas P. Knepper

Abstract: The biodegradation of selected non-adsorbing persistent polar pollutants (P(3)) during wastewater (WW) treatment was studied by comparing a lab-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) running in parallel to activated sludge treatment (AST). The investigated P(3) are relevant representatives or metabolites from the compound classes: pesticides, pharmaceuticals, insect repellents, flame retardants and anionic surfactants. Analyses of all these P(3) at low ng L(-1) levels with sufficient standard deviations was performed…

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