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Monitoring and remediation technologies of organochlorine pesticides in drainage water


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This study was carried out to monitor the presence of organochlorine in drainage water in Kafr-El-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt. Furthermore, to evaluate the efficiencies of different remediation techniques (advanced oxidation processes [AOPs] and bioremediation) for removing the most frequently detected compound (lindane) in drainage water. The results showed the presence of several organochlorine pesticides in all sampling sites. Lindane was detected with high frequency relative to other detected organochlorine in drainage water. Nano photo-Fenton like reagent was the most effective treatment for lindane removal in drainage water. Bioremediation of lindane by effective microorganisms (EMs) removed 100% of the lindane initial concentration. There is no remaining toxicity in lindane contaminated-water after remediation on treated rats relative to control with respect to histopathological changes in liver and kidney. Advanced oxidation processes especially with nanomaterials and bioremediation using effective microorganisms can be regarded as safe and effective remediation technologies of lindane in water.










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  • Kafr El-Sheikh University, Pesticides Chemistry and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, 33516, Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Kafr El-Sheikh University, Pesticides Chemistry and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, 33516, Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Kafr El-Sheikh University, Soil Department, Faculty of Agriculture, 33516, Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt


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