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Evaluation of Effectiveness of Bisphenol a Removal on Domestic and Foreign Activated Carbons


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Wide use of bisphenol A (BPA) in production of polycarbonates and plastic food packaging cause increase of concentration of BPA in the environment. Both in surface water, underground water and seawater BPA was frequently detected in different concentrations. Emerging problem is adsorption of BPA on sewage, because it could be considered as an additional source of pollution, if it is used as a fertilizer in agricultural sectors. Absorbed BPA on sewage sludge stays persistent in the environment and generates adverse biological effects in endocrine system. Because of ecological safety, exploration of potential techniques to remove BPA to the level, which does not give adverse effect on natural environment is necessary. In this study the adsorption of BPA from simulated water onto commercial activated carbons was investigated. On the basis of experimental data the kinetics and type of sorption were determined.
Masowe wykorzystywanie bisfenolu A (BPA) do produkcji tworzyw sztucznych i opakowań na żywność powoduje wzrost stężenia tego związku w środowisku. Zarówno wody powierzchniowe, podziemne, jak i morskie ulegają coraz większemu skażeniu bisfenolem A. Niepokojący jest fakt, że BPA obecny w ściekach w znacznym stopniu ulega sorpcji na kłaczkach osadu czynnego, co wskazuje na dodatkowe źródło zanieczyszczenia środowiska tym związkiem. Zasorbowany na osadzie bisfenol A trwale pozostaje w środowisku, wywołując niekorzystne efekty biologiczne głównie o charakterze hormonalnym. Zagrożenie, jakie stanowi ten związek, powoduje konieczność poszukiwania efektywnych metod jego usuwania. W pracy określono możliwość usuwania BPA z roztworów wodnych na krajowych i zagranicznych węglach aktywnych. Na podstawie danych doświadczalnych wyznaczono kinetykę i typ procesu sorpcji.









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29 - 05 - 2013


  • Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, phone +48 32 237 16 98, fax +48 32 237 10 47
  • Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, phone +48 32 237 16 98, fax +48 32 237 10 47


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