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Authors Petoussi, MA; Christofilopoulos, S; Kalogerakis, N
Author Full Name Petoussi, Margarita A.; Christofilopoulos, Stavros; Kalogerakis, Nicolas
Title DYNAMICS OF A RHIZODEGRADATION PILOT UNIT TREATING GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATED WITH BISPHENOL-A
Source ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords bisphenol-A; Juncus acutus; mathematical modeling; phytoremediation; rhizodegradation
Keywords Plus RHIZOSPHERE; PHYTOREMEDIATION; BIOREMEDIATION; REMEDIATION
Abstract Bisphenol-A (BPA; 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane) is a monomer used primarily in the production of polycarbonate and epoxy resins that has been reported to have estrogenic activity. The biodegradability of BPA has been previously investigated in several studies designed to simulate surface waters and biological wastewater treatment systems. However, there is little information available about the phytoremediation of groundwater contaminated with BPA. Halophytic species are of special interest for phytoremediation research since these plants are naturally better adapted to cope with environmental stress. Therefore, in the present paper BPA degradation dynamics have been investigated experimentally and through modeling of a rhizodegradation pilot, emulating a shallow aquifer, treating BPA contaminated groundwater by the halophyte Juncus acutus. The mathematical model considers rhizodegradation as the main BPA phytodegradation mechanism but takes also into account BPA removal through plant up-take and hydrolysis. The model calibration has been performed with raw data from two experimental runs of the pilot unit and the simulations match the experimental data for both runs sufficiently well.
Author Address [Petoussi, Margarita A.; Christofilopoulos, Stavros; Kalogerakis, Nicolas] Tech Univ Crete, Sch Environm Engn, Khania 73100, Greece
Reprint Address Kalogerakis, N (reprint author), Tech Univ Crete, Sch Environm Engn, Khania 73100, Greece.
E-mail Address nicolas.kalogerakis@enveng.tuc.gr
Funding Agency and Grant Number European Union [265946]
Funding Text This research was supported by European Union FP-7 project MINOTAURUS
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Publisher GH ASACHI TECHNICAL UNIV IASI
Publisher City IASI
Publisher Address 71 MANGERON BLVD, IASI, 700050, ROMANIA
ISSN 1582-9596
29-Character Source Abbreviation ENVIRON ENG MANAG J
ISO Source Abbreviation Environ. Eng. Manag. J.
Publication Date SEP
Year Published 2014
Volume 13
Issue 9
Beginning Page 2173
Ending Page 2178
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number AX8LQ
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000347161400007
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