Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Perfluorinated compounds, bishenol a and acetaminophen in selected waste water treatment plants in and around Cape Town, South Africa
Authors: Adeleye, Adeola Patience 
Keywords: Perfluorooctanoic acid -- Toxicology;Water -- Purification -- Disinfection;Sewage disposal plants;Water treatment plants;Emerging contaminants in water
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract: The release of wastewater to the aquatic environment is most likely to introduce some trace levels of organic contaminants, some of which may be toxic, carcinogenic, or endocrine disruptors, as well as, persistent in the environment. Additionally, increasing contamination of surface waters by wastewater effluents has made water treatment processes more challenging and expensive. The presence of these pollutants in the receiving water body may have negative effects on aquatic species and often pose potential human health risks through the reuse of treated wastewater for drinking purposes and other household use. In countries like South Africa, Namibia, USA, Singapore and Australia, water agencies are intensifying wastewater reclamation/wastewater reuse as part of their water resource agenda: in order to meet the demands of the growing populations. Nowadays, water reuse is generally considered as a viable method of water supply management. This study focused on the identification of the occurrence, quantification of emerging contaminants and evaluation of removal efficiency in wastewater treatment processes of three classes of emerging contaminants (ECs) in wastewater: 1) six types of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), namely; perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS), perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA), and perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUDA); 2) bisphenol A (BPA); and 3) Acetaminophen (ACP). These contaminants were identified and quantified in four wastewater treatment plants in the Western Cape. These treatment plants include three WWTPs in Cape Town, namely: Bellville WWTP, Scottsdene WWTP and Zandvliet WWTP and one WWTP in the central Karoo (Beaufort West wastewater reclamation plant).
Description: Thesis (MTech (Chemistry))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2016
Appears in Collections:Chemistry - Masters Degrees

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
213281503-Adeleye-AP-Mtech-Chemistry-Appsc-2016.pdfThesis1.82 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jan 18, 2021


checked on Jan 18, 2021

Google ScholarTM


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons