Anaerobic toxicity assay of plasticisers

Trzcinski, Antoine P. and Ofoegbu, Nkechi and Stuckey, David (2012) Anaerobic toxicity assay of plasticisers. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering , 47 (8). pp. 1082-1086. ISSN 1093-4529

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Abstract

Plasticisers are commonly found in landfill leachate and accumulate in the environment. Some of them are known as disruptive endocrine compound. This manuscript assessed the toxicity of three common plasticisers, including Bis(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), o-hydroxybiphenyl (HBP) and 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-(dimethylaminomethyl) phenol (MAMP) on the methanogens during the anaerobic process. It was found that DEHP andMAMP did not impede methanogenesis up to 200 mg/L, but no additional methane could be obtained from their degradation. In contrast, HBP severely inhibited methanogens at 200 mg/L, but after acclimatisation it could be metabolised resulting in a 25% increase in methane production compared to the control.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 05:44
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: anaerobic toxicity assay; plasticiser; phthalate
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2012.668029
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28933

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