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Biological Wastewater Treatment Technologies for BPA Removal

  • Magdalena ZIELIŃSKAEmail author
  • Irena WOJNOWSKA-BARYŁA
  • Agnieszka CYDZIK-KWIATKOWSKA
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Abstract

Biological degradation is considered one of the most effective ways to reduce the estrogenic activity of BPA in wastewater and to remove BPA from the environment. Indeed, using the metabolic potential of microorganisms to mineralize pollutants is considered a safer and more economic alternative to widely used physico-chemical processes. Although BPA is not readily biodegradable and is considered a pseudo-persistent in the environment, it could be over 90% eliminated using adapted microorganisms. BPA concentrations in the effluents from full-scale wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) indicate that this compound is not completely degraded during wastewater treatment. Thus, the development of efficient biological methods is crucial.

Keywords

Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTPs) Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Inactivated Sludge Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Microspheres (MIPMs) Activated Sludge 
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  • Magdalena ZIELIŃSKA
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irena WOJNOWSKA-BARYŁA
    • 1
  • Agnieszka CYDZIK-KWIATKOWSKA
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Warmia and Mazury in OlsztynOlsztynPoland

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