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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4405
OLIVEIRA, Jaime L. M.; LANGENBACH, Tomaz and DEZOTTI, Márcia. Fate of organochlorine 14C-dicofol in a lab-scale wastewater treatment. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.2, pp. 311-313. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822008000200021.
The fate of organochlorine 14C-dicofol in activated sludge process was investigated. Results showed that the major part of radioactivity remained adsorbed on biological sludge. Consequently, its final disposal deserves special attention. The small amounts of dicofol, biotransformed or not, which remained in the treated effluent could contaminate receiving bodies.
Keywords : sewage; activated sludge; organic micropollutants; dicofol.