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Degradation of Naturally Contaminated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Municipal Sewage Sludge by Electron Beam Irradiation

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This study was to evaluate the degradation efficiency of naturally contaminated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sewage sludge by using electron beam irradiation as a function of the absorbed dose. Degradation efficiency of PAHs was near to 90% at the absorbed doses 5 kGy. The degradation of PAHs was “first order” reaction rates with respect to absorbed dose. The electron beam irradiation was found effective in means of removing PAHs in domestic wastewater.

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Chung, B.Y., Cho, J.Y., Song, C.H. et al. Degradation of Naturally Contaminated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Municipal Sewage Sludge by Electron Beam Irradiation. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 81, 7 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-008-9435-4

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Keywords

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • PAHs
  • Electron beam irradiation