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Temporal Trends of and Influence of Storage Methods on Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Limed Municipal Wastewater Biosolids

dc.contributor.advisorTorrents, Albaen_US
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Dana Lynneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-11T05:53:00Z
dc.date.available2014-10-11T05:53:00Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2CC8W
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15792
dc.description.abstractPerfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a classification of anthropogenic chemicals used in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Compounds from two PFAS subgroups, perflurocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) and perfluorosulfonic acids (PFSAs) are known to be persistent and have been detected in environmental and biotic samples worldwide. While long-chain PFCAs and PFSAs have been in a phase-out process within the United States and some have been regulated in Europe, these compounds have continued to be produced in developing countries. The sustained use of PFCA and PFSA compounds in consumer products, as well as the ability of some PFASs to degrade into these compounds, has led to their presence in the wastewater treatment (WWT) process. This study analyzes archived limed biosolids from a municipal WWT plant for temporal trends of 8 PFCAs and 4 PFSAs over an eight year period. This study also compares storage methods to determine influence on PFCA concentrations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTemporal Trends of and Influence of Storage Methods on Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Limed Municipal Wastewater Biosolidsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMarine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBiosolidsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPerfluoroalkyl substancesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPFOAen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPFOSen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledStorage methodsen_US


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