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Comparison of steroid hormone concentrations in domestic and hospital wastewater treatment plants

Bram Pauwels, Herlinde Noppe UGent, Hubert De Brabander UGent and Willy Verstraete UGent (2008) JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE. 134(11). p.933-936
abstract
Influent and effluent samples originating from two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) (treating hospital wastewater and domestic wastewater, Belgium) have been analyzed in order to estimate their steroid hormone content. The natural estrogens estrone (E1), 17 beta-estradiol (E2), and the synthetic 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2) together with other steroid hormones progesterone (P) and testosterone (T) metabolites were detected in these samples. The hormone concentrations in both the hospital and the domestic WWTP samples were not significantly different and ranged from < 0.2 ng EE2/L to 114 ng EE2/L, from < 0.2 ng E1/L to 58 ng E1/L and from < 0.2 ng P/L to >100 ng P/L. E2 was detected once at a concentration of 17 ng/L. In the domestic WWTP which comprises a conventional activated sludge treatment in parallel with a membrane bioreactor, no differences in estrogen removal efficiency could be observed for both treatments. In comparison to chemical analysis data, the Yeast Estrogen Screen (YES) appears to underestimate the influent estrogen concentrations, probably due to influent toxicity for the YES. Effluent estrogen concentrations, on the other hand, were overestimated by the YES test, probably due to the presence of other estrogenic compounds in the effluent.
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ACTIVATED-SLUDGE TREATMENT, SEWAGE-TREATMENT PLANTS, MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR, TREATMENT WORKS, ESTROGENS, REMOVAL, BEHAVIOR, FATE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MICROPOLLUTANTS
journal title
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE
J. Environ. Eng.-ASCE
volume
134
issue
11
pages
933-936 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000260122800007
JCR category
ENGINEERING, CIVIL
JCR impact factor
1.085 (2008)
JCR rank
26/91 (2008)
JCR quartile
2 (2008)
ISSN
0733-9372
DOI
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2008)134:11(933)
language
English
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yes
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A1
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445133
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-445133
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2008-12-18 23:01:00
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  abstract     = {Influent and effluent samples originating from two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) (treating hospital wastewater and domestic wastewater, Belgium) have been analyzed in order to estimate their steroid hormone content. The natural estrogens estrone (E1), 17 beta-estradiol (E2), and the synthetic 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2) together with other steroid hormones progesterone (P) and testosterone (T) metabolites were detected in these samples. The hormone concentrations in both the hospital and the domestic WWTP samples were not significantly different and ranged from {\textlangle} 0.2 ng EE2/L to 114 ng EE2/L, from {\textlangle} 0.2 ng E1/L to 58 ng E1/L and from {\textlangle} 0.2 ng P/L to {\textrangle}100 ng P/L. E2 was detected once at a concentration of 17 ng/L. In the domestic WWTP which comprises a conventional activated sludge treatment in parallel with a membrane bioreactor, no differences in estrogen removal efficiency could be observed for both treatments. In comparison to chemical analysis data, the Yeast Estrogen Screen (YES) appears to underestimate the influent estrogen concentrations, probably due to influent toxicity for the YES. Effluent estrogen concentrations, on the other hand, were overestimated by the YES test, probably due to the presence of other estrogenic compounds in the effluent.},
  author       = {Pauwels, Bram and Noppe, Herlinde and De Brabander, Hubert and Verstraete, Willy},
  issn         = {0733-9372},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE},
  keyword      = {ACTIVATED-SLUDGE TREATMENT,SEWAGE-TREATMENT PLANTS,MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR,TREATMENT WORKS,ESTROGENS,REMOVAL,BEHAVIOR,FATE,PHARMACEUTICALS,MICROPOLLUTANTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {933--936},
  title        = {Comparison of steroid hormone concentrations in domestic and hospital wastewater treatment plants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2008)134:11(933)},
  volume       = {134},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Pauwels, Bram, Herlinde Noppe, Hubert De Brabander, and Willy Verstraete. 2008. “Comparison of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Domestic and Hospital Wastewater Treatment Plants.” Journal of Environmental Engineering-asce 134 (11): 933–936.
APA
Pauwels, B., Noppe, H., De Brabander, H., & Verstraete, W. (2008). Comparison of steroid hormone concentrations in domestic and hospital wastewater treatment plants. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 134(11), 933–936.
Vancouver
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Pauwels B, Noppe H, De Brabander H, Verstraete W. Comparison of steroid hormone concentrations in domestic and hospital wastewater treatment plants. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE. 2008;134(11):933–6.
MLA
Pauwels, Bram, Herlinde Noppe, Hubert De Brabander, et al. “Comparison of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Domestic and Hospital Wastewater Treatment Plants.” JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE 134.11 (2008): 933–936. Print.