publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Treatment of Arctic wastewater by chemical coagulation, UV and peracetic acid disinfection

Henrik Rasmus Andersen; Pernille Erland Jensen; Ewa Klupsch; Ravi Kumar Chhetri;
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  • Published: 16 Feb 2017 Journal: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, volume 25, pages 32,851-32,859 (issn: 0944-1344, eissn: 1614-7499, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: Denmark
Conventional wastewater treatment is challenging in the Arctic region due to the cold climate and scattered population. Thus, no wastewater treatment plant exists in Greenland and raw wastewater is discharged directly to nearby waterbodies without treatment. We investigated the efficiency of physico-chemical wastewater treatment, in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Raw wastewater from Kangerlussuaq was treated by chemical coagulation and UV disinfection. By applying 7.5 mg Al/L polyaluminium chloride (PAX XL100), 73% of turbidity and 28% phosphate was removed from raw wastewater. E. coli and Enterococcus were removed by 4 and 2.5 log, respectively, when UV irradiation ...
free text keywords: Coagulation, Poly aluminum chloride, Disinfection, UV irradiation, Arctic, Environmental chemistry, Phosphate, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Turbidity, Chemical quality, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Peracetic acid, Wastewater, Sewage treatment
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