volume 38, issue 11, P2685-2698 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.03.027
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Athanasios Katsoyiannis, Constantini Samara

Abstract: The occurrence and the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) during the conventional activated sludge treatment process were investigated in the wastewater treatment plant of the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. POPs of interest were seven polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and 19 organochlorine pesticides. Target compounds were determined at six different points across the treatment system. Most abundant compounds in raw wastewater at all treatment stages were PCB-52, PCB-110, PCB-180 and Heptac…

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