Identification and assessment of water quality risks associated with sludge supernatant recycling in the presence of cyanobacteria.
Dreyfus, Jennifer; Monrolin, Yannick; Pestana, Carlos J.; Reeve, Petra J.; Sawade, Emma; Newton, Kelly; Ho, Lionel; Chow, Christopher W.K.; Newcombe, Gayle
Doctor Carlos Pestana email@example.com
Petra J. Reeve
Christopher W.K. Chow
This study focussed on the fate of cyanobacteria cells and associated metabolites during the sludge management processes that follow the conventional drinking water treatment train. The topic is of importance, as the release of metabolites during sludge treatment may pose a risk to water quality if supernatant is recycled to the head of the plant. The study of the kinetics of cell damage and metabolite release into the supernatant is complicated by simultaneous and rapid natural removal processes. In this study, the release of organic material from cyanobacterial sludge was monitored simultaneously with secondary metabolites (Microcystins (MCs), cylindrosperopsin (CYN), and geosmin (GSM)) as an additional parameter to aid in understanding the range of processes occurring in sludge. Only GSM produced by Dolichospermum circinale was found to represent a low risk, as the compound is readily degraded. In contrast, the metabolites CYN and MC were shown to increase in concentration during simulated sludge treatment, suggesting that this could occur within full scale sludge treatment facilities with a range of cyanobacteria species, metabolites and water quality. A generic risk matrix was developed, incorporating the type of cyanobacteria, metabolite production, and the treatment.
DREYFUS, J., MONROLIN, Y., PESTANA, C.J., REEVE, P.J., SAWADE, E., NEWTON, K., HO, L., CHOW C.W.K. and NEWCOMBE, G. 2016. Identification and assessment of water quality risks associated with sludge supernatant recycling in the presence of cyanobacteria. Aqua: journal of water supply: research and technology [online], 65(6), pages 441-452. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2016.030
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 15, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 13, 2016|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2016|
|Deposit Date||May 31, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||May 31, 2021|
|Journal||Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Cyanobacteria; Cyanotoxins; Dissolved organic carbon (DOC); Sludge storage; Water treatment|
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