Behavior of dissolved trace metals by discharging wastewater effluents into receiving water

  • Franziska Rühle
  • Laurent Lanceleur
  • Jörg Schäfer
  • Thomas Neumann
  • Stephan Fuchs
  • Gérard Blanc
  • Stefan Norra
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Municipal wastewater (WW) discharges induce various environmental impacts on receiving freshwater systems e.g. contribution to metal pollution. Besides the quantity of metal release, metal speciation and possible transformation processes present danger to aquatic biota. In experimental mixtures of WW effluents with receiving waters, discharged dissolved trace metals showed different forms of behavior. Cobalt showed adsorption onto particles, while Cu showed desorption from particulate into dissolved state. In presence of high amounts of river particles, interactions with WW contaminants were elevated.


Trace Metal Suspended Particulate Matter Particulate Organic Carbon Organic Matter Degradation Dissolve Organic Carbon Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Rühle
    • 1
  • Laurent Lanceleur
    • 2
  • Jörg Schäfer
    • 2
  • Thomas Neumann
    • 1
  • Stephan Fuchs
    • 1
  • Gérard Blanc
    • 2
  • Stefan Norra
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Université de BordeauxBordeauxFrance

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