Attenuation of Wastewater-Derived Contaminants in an Effluent-Dominated River

Date
2008-11-18T15:15:42Z
Authors
Fono, L.J.
Sedlak, D.L.
Kolodzeij, E.P.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
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Publisher
American Chemical Society
Abstract
Description
To assess attenuation rates under conditions encountered in such systems, samples from the Trinity River were analyzed for a suite of wastewater-derived contaminants during a period when wastewater effluent accounted for nearly the entire flow of the river over a travel time of approximately 2 weeks. Results of this study indicate that natural attenuation can result in significant decreases in concentrations of wastewater-derived contaminants in large rivers.
Keywords
municipal wastewater, biotransformation, contaminant attenuation
Citation
Fono, L. J. , E.P. Kolodzeij, D.L. Sedlak. (2006). "Attenuation of Wastewater-Derived Contaminants in an Effluent-Dominated River." Environ. Sci. Technol., 40 (23), 7257 -7262.